We have always loved Chloé, our Nissan, all-electric Leaf. We bought the car the first year Nissan introduced it in 2011. After using it all of these years, the battery still had a range of about 60 miles on a full charge. Regrettably, we would have to pay over $9,000 to put in a new battery, which, for in-town driving… Continue reading
Chloe, Our Nissan Leaf
Back in 2011, we bought our first fully electric vehicle, a red Nissan Leaf we named Chloe1. We have solar panels; so, Chloe, a Nissan Leaf, also runs on sunshine. We drive it for the vast majority of our in-town driving, in excess of 27,000 miles.
We both love this car. It had a significant amount… Continue reading
Chloé is coming home from the hospital on Monday. Yay! I’ve missed the little Leaf! She will be very upset to learn we’re putting her up for adoption! Cruel, I know!
I scheduled the delivery for Nick! But can I wait that long?!
Here is a walk through of the car…… Continue reading
Naturally, since Chloé, our Nissan Leaf, is at the hospital, this makes me think about a new car. I am unquestionably hooked on electric cars now. With solar on the roof of the house, aside from the actual cost of the car, driving the car is free!
At first we started talking about just getting a new Leaf. But the… Continue reading
This month was “true up” month with the electric company. In other words, we had pay the difference between what we had been paying for electricity every month over the last year (a flat rate of $4.00 per month) and the actual cost of the electricity we actually used.
Our monthly average electric bill for the 12 months prior to… Continue reading
Chloé now has been driven over 5,000 miles without a drop of gas! Lovin’ it!
Since our solar panels have now gone live, I thought I should provide a cost assessment of using our electric car through the end of September, 2012. The solar panels went into effect about a week ago, near the beginning of October. So, for all… Continue reading
I’m really not a very clumsy person. I rarely drop things or knock them over.
I generally don’t worry about dropping my iPhone, which I carry around in my pocket without any case at all these days. When I get into the car, I plug my iPhone into Chloé’s USB port to charge.
But recently I saw this G-Form video… Continue reading
Michelle commented on my post: Cost of Driving Chloé. She said:
Thanks for your research Tim, I’m considering my next car purchase this year…I hate to say this, but you’ve left out the carbon footprint of the electricity production… which is considerable in our coal-based system here in Tennessee. However – there will soon be little solar panel charge stations… Continue reading
The new Blink charger is charging Chloé (our Nissan all-electric Leaf) drastically faster than the trickle charger we have been using in a regular 120 outlet ever since we purchased the car. But the million dollar question has been, how much does it cost to actually drive the car on electricity. Well, the Leaf’s Carwings and the Blink charger both… Continue reading
I’ve blogged several times about Chloé, our Nissan Leaf. Here is an update. First, things I love about driving the car:
We got a $7,500 federal income tax rebate and a $2,500 state income tax rebate for owning an all electric vehicle. Those tax deductions amount to a $10,000 deduction from the sales price of the car. My Prius, which… Continue reading