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Does the Nissan Leaf battery charge up to its claims

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A lot of fuss has been made in the media recently about the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car that was just recently introduced to the consumer market. Because it lacks a gasoline engine, owners of the Leaf are dependent on the battery to carry enough of a charge to get them to and from their destination. If the car’s battery runs down, it can take half an hour to fully recharge it at a quick charge station. Without the quick charge station, it can up to twenty hours to fully recharge the battery. Because of this, it is incredibly important to know exactly how far a Leaf can go on a full charge.

Recently, there have been several reports of reduced battery performance. In the past, the company that makes this car has claimed a maximum full-charge range of 100 miles. Many independent testing agencies, such as Consumer Guide, conducted testing that showed the actual number of miles that the car could travel on a full charge was somewhere in the range of seventy three to eighty eight.

In addition, there have been several reports of reduced battery performance in extreme temperature conditions. Specifically, there have been several reports of the battery underperforming in extremely hot weather. The first of these reports came from consumer in Tucson, Arizona. In the middle of last summer, several consumers reported that their batteries no longer held enough charge to get them to and from work.

It’s common knowledge that batteries do not perform as well in extreme heat. The chemical reaction that creates electricity speeds up as the temperature increases, causing the battery to lose charge faster.

Unfortunately, this means that owners of this car can expect to not get as far during hot weather. If you’re thinking of buying this car, and you live somewhere where the temperature routinely gets above 100 degrees, you might want to consider buying an extra charging station.

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