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2011 Nissan Leaf SL – Long-Term Road Test Intro

May 19, 2011 at 6:20pm by David Gluckman

2011 Nissan Leaf SL

We embark on three months of short trips in Nissan’s electric car.

Welcome to an exceptional long-term road test, and our first all-electric experience. It’s also an exception to our normal long-term program. Nissan agreed to give us a Leaf for an extended, three-month loan, but we’re not going to cram our normal 40,000-mile regimen into that timeframe. The reason is obvious: With the Leaf’s maximum range of around 100 miles (on a good day, with the wind at your back, and the moon in the seventh house—more on this later) and long recharge times, it would take quite a while to reach the prescribed C/D long-term mileage. And as we’ve found from our brief encounter so far, we’re an impatient lot.

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