Leaf II announcement due tomorrow, who's waiting up?

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    This is what I know :)
    How Nissan E-Pedal Works | Nissan LEAF


    Can't say that using a brake pedal ever bothered me, but willing to give it a try. I do like the auto features for braking in our other cars.
     
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    You can switch it off, that's all I need to know :thumbsup:
     
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    Yep - it seems that for motorway cruising it wouldn’t help. Every time you release the accelerator it regen brakes and then at low speeds it applies ‘proper’ brakes as well. No good for ‘gliding’ as it were. Disclaimer here - I haven’t watched the video.....

    For stop/start journeys it would save a bit of battery though :)
     
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    Yes, I would imagine it's just an evolution of the existing regenerative braking, so as we now have off, regen, eco (progressively increasing the amount of regen applied), there will now be an additional full regen including mechanical braking.
     
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    My local dealer has confirmed they have a leaf for me to test drive now.

    Let’s hope I like it since I’ve already placed my order.
     
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    I did wonder about that timeline... :)
     
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    I’d be surprised if I didn’t like it so worth placing my order before I’ve driven it.

    If the worst happens & I don’t like it I will just get a refund and wait for the model.

    It’s been more work than I initially anticipated as the drive needs the clay soil pipes replacing as well as the man hole covers.

    Getting quotes for relatively small jobs is a pain in the arse
     
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    Spoke to a dealer near me today and they were happy to let me have a car for a day , so don't be sold short on a 20 minute test drive .....
     
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    You could always leave it with me to keep it topped up for you while the drive is built. Of course I'd have to be on the insurance to move it "on and off my drive" ;) :devil:
     
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    Having said that, we knew within 20 minutes we liked ours...
     
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    Just to be sure - where you work wasn’t mentioned at all was it? Not to get worked up about preferential treatment - just making sure that would be an offer to those that don’t work at Nissan. :)

    Also well aware that working in the factory isn’t much of a connection to a franchised dealer so presumably no differerence to those that dont’t?

    Out of interest are factory staff discounts basically applied by the factory part of Nissan paying the dealer the discount? The dealer gets the same margin as selling to anyone else?
     
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    At the moment I can't get any employee discount , I'm sure that will change in the next few months though , maybe ... , depends how they sell of course , but I would expect somewhere around 15-20 % off list in the future , I'm in an awkward situation at the moment where I'm going to have to choose what I do , but I don't know how long its going to be before I know what's going to be for the best , very complicated to say the least ....
     
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    Anyone with any interest knows where he works, he even told us he might have seen my leaf going down the line last year.

    Pity you couldn't have told them to do a better paint job on it Paul :laugh:
     
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    Is the paint job that bad !! , anyway , just been out for a test drive , very very impressed with it , the epedal works very well , just waiting for confirmation of employee discount to see what happens ....
     
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    It looks fine, but is soft.
     
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    That's standard for all paints nowadays I believe !!!
     
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    Slightly off topic but is the soft paint a move to make it a little bit ‘self-healing’. Also make repairs by old fashioned T-Cut a thing of the past - just ‘smear’ the coating back over small blemishes rather than remove layers of hard coating?
     
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    If it is it doesn't work, already picked up a couple of "chips" where it looks like someone has just brushed against it. And of course Nissan had to get the front bumper resprayed because it got scraped before we had picked it up.
     
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    What’s the real world distance on the new leaf?
    Sat down the other day looking at several cars and my companion is sorting out some test drives of several petrol cars but I keep harping on that maybe she should consider an electric car.
     
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    I'd think 150 in winter and 180 in summer
     
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    Cheers, I’m a little lost as I’ve seen various figures as high as 230 odd but it’s all a confusing at times.
     
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    That is the official cycle from testing laboratory conditions. No car reaches that in the real world besides Volkswagen s :p
     
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    If you're driving downhill maybe...

    Nissan themselves have said that winter range could drop as low as 110. And the official EPA range is 151.

    So 110 winter 150 summer is more likely. Of course hypermiling can still boost that but that's no fun.

    I'm expecting 100-130 based on my driving style.
     
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    EPA ratings seem to reflect real world use better than most, so I would expect 150 miles with a light foot, but over 100 even with a heavy foot/cold/wind/rain.
     
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    Just found out I can get 12% employee discount , don't know if that includes friends and family as well out not yet though , just need something else to click into position and I'm hopefully good to go , watch this space !!!
     
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    I hope that is not off list, as it seems there are better deals than that about already...If it is manufacturers contribution then that should be awesome :)
     
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    Ye in hindsight that was a little optimistic!
     
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    Need to wait and see , I have a couple of things that need to fall into place before I know exactly what I'm doing ....
     
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    I must admit though , I was rather taken by the tekna spec with all the toys it has ....
     
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