This morning the outside air temp was 40F (4C), with a charge of 0.833 of maximum, the computer told me I had a range of 90 miles. When I turned on the climate control, the range figure dropped to 75 mi.
Nominal range is listed as 100 miles, which varies with temperature and the way you drive. With the 110V charger supplied with the car, a full charge from zero takes about 20 hrs. With a commercial DC charge station, this goes down to 30 minutes for an 80% charge.
Nissan says it costs $2.64 for every 100 miles to operate, based on an electricity cost of $0.11/kWh x 24 kWh. The battery has an 8-year, 100k mile warranty. I am not fond of the Versa for several reasons. You can read my review here: http://www.examiner.com/automotive-in-boston/car-locks-pose-accident-hazard
Can you tell us if the car is rated for -30C temperature or even below? Some of us drive in cold climate and I'm wondering if the maker specified something like recommended operating conditions...
I would be interested in knowing how the real life range compares with the marketing & predicted values. Also the practicality of partial recharging whilst at work or visiting family/friends etc. Does this usefully extend the practical usage range.
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