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Phone App Challenge

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The Nissan Leaf has an Apple app that controls battery charging. It’s part of the Car Wings system. I want it for Android. Start the Dev challenge!

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May 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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Most Economical / MP$

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The only way to comprehend transportation economics is to use a common metric. Miles per gallon is fine for comparing efficiency, but only for like vehicles.

Try comparing a MPG for gas and a MPG for diesel. There’s different costs per gallon for the two fuel types which makes true comparison limited.

Then there’s dollars for kg, for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles versus dollars per kWh for electric vehicles. This compares raw energy costs but not consumption.

A Miles per Dollar metric is needed to compare all the different engine types and fuel types. EVs are the most economical at over 18 mp$ at conservative numbers. Compared to 6 mp$ for a gasoline vehicle, EVs are over three times as economical.

Written by devinserpa

May 24, 2011 at 5:56 am

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June 8th

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Delivery has moved up to June 8th…

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May 24, 2011 at 3:18 am

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Most Efficient

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At 67-81% ‘tank’ to wheel efficiency, EVs are the most efficient at what they do, move you from point A to point B. Compare a gasoline vehicle to an electric vehicle in energy consumption and it’s an easy 4:1 ratio, that’s 4 times wasteful!

Written by devinserpa

May 23, 2011 at 5:58 am

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3805

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Getting curious about information surrounding delivery, I logged into NissanUSA.com Leaf page to snoop around. On one page it said to customize user profile. It redirected me to the regular Nissan user profile setup, wherein I found my Leaf VIN staring back at me. Like a beacon of clarity, it pulsed at me, number 3805 is the production number. It’s getting close.


Written by devinserpa

May 17, 2011 at 3:47 am

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June 14th!

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Nissan Dealership called, said June 14th is the approximate delivery date.

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May 17, 2011 at 3:42 am

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Range Anxiety

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I don’t fear it, maybe I will, but I only use my car to commute 52 miles daily. No problem for the Nissan Leaf, with an average estimate of 100 miles per full charge.

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May 17, 2011 at 3:38 am

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