Post by ThirdRonnie on Jan 16, 2019 14:21:42 GMT 11
After 3 years happy ownership, I'm selling my red (Cayenne) Leaf. It currently has 40,500 km on the clock, has just dropped to 11 SOH bars and the GOM consistently predicts 130 - 135 km range from a full charge. It has never had a fast charge and by far the majority of charging has been on the timer to 80%.
It has lived in a fully enclosed garage all its life. I took delivery in November 2015 from Nissan Hobart and have had all of its servicing performed there according to the book schedule. It is registered to January 2020.
I live in the Southern Beaches area outside Hobart and whereas the car travels comfortably to Hobart a couple of times a week, it is a round trip that takes it close to its maximum range. I am worried that by next winter, with the loss of one bar of capacity, it might cause anxiety doing the trip with the heating on. It is still an ideal commuting car for anyone living in Hobart or Launceston suburbs. I'd be happy to deliver it anywhere in Tassie by snail-power, aided by plug share.
I'd like $22,000, for delivery late February or early March. If you wanted it right away, though, I can do it.
Edit: PS - I forgot to mention, the car comes with an additional, lightweight portable EVSE, featuring a plug that fits a normal 10 amp power point. Naturally, the one supplied with the car by Nissan, with the clumsy 15 amp plug is there, in its original case. Also included, there's a 10 m 15 amp extension lead, with 10 amp plugs.
Post by ThirdRonnie on Jan 16, 2019 22:57:06 GMT 11
When I get another car, it will definitely be an EV. I could not bring myself to drive a fossil-burner again. It probably won't be a Leaf, as Nissan are making their 2012 error all over again. The new models are horrendously over-priced. Other makes are coming on to the market. I'll wait and see.
Sorry to hear you are selling it! I've shared this link to the AEVA Tasmania group on Facebook, so perhaps you'll find a buyer there.
As it happens, I try to keep track of all EVs in Tassie, and I'm not aware of any privately owned Red Leafs in Hobart except for one based at Tinderbox. Do you might sharing the rego number of yours? (You can private message if you would prefer)
Post by ThirdRonnie on Feb 5, 2019 15:53:25 GMT 11
Just to update. The car is now on Carsales, if anyone wants to take a look.. I don't know if I'm allowed to post a link, so I won't. I'm sure it will be easy enough to find.
We both love it as a car. The comfort and quiet just make for a very pleasant drive. Now that I've installed extra solar panels and gone over to TOU power tariffs, you could consider it solar driven, which is a nice feeling, even if the economics don't quite get there in reality.
It's just that the trio of winter enemies of EV: highways, hills and heater mean it will be a bit of a stretch for our commute to the city and I'd rather sell it while it still has attractive kilometres on the odometer and bars on the SOH. In a good suburban home, I feel it still has many years of usefulness ahead of it.
Hi Ron, I did flick you a PM via this forum as well (not sure if there is a minimum post requirement before they are sent) and sent you a text via Car Sales but have had no reply. Maybe PM me if possible and see if we can arrange a time? I'm away this weekend but around afterwards.