Mar 23 2012

Nissan Leaf Blog

Category: TransportTeknovis @ 20:25

I previously wrote how I love the Nissan Leaf in Nissan Leaf. I have not yet spoken to anybody who owns and drives ones, but I did come across a very interesting blog today by an Irish owner – Irish Electric Dreams.


Jun 01 2011

Real Irish Experiences of Nissan Leaf

Category: TransportTeknovis @ 19:41

There is an interesting (and encouraging) article about real Irish experiences of the Nissan Leaf in Electric drivers confident in their choice.

Prof Gerry Wrixon was thinking along the same lines as I am :)

I must also keep an eye on the mentioned site: Irish EV There is no content there yet :|


May 15 2011

Nissan Leaf

Category: TransportTeknovis @ 08:45

I am rapidly falling in love with a new piece of hardware. It is built on cutting-edge technology, and it is strongly associated with mobility :) It is not a PDA, table, or digital camera… It is a car! Not any car, but the Nissan Leaf.

Normally I am not a big fan of cars. They just do not excite me so much :|

However, the Leaf is different. It is widely being described as the first all electric car that is a viable alternative to a fossil fuel car!

So why do I like it so much? I find the concept of a vehicle running on clean energy very appealing. I love the fact that it does not pollute. It think that motor technology is far more exciting than engine technology. It is clean, simple, and far less prone to wear-and-tear (no clutch, gearbox, fan belts, .. no liquids of any type)! Also, it has to be a pleasure to drive a vehicle with an almost constant torque output!

Nissan Leaf (Copyright The Irish Times)

Nissan Leaf (Copyright The Irish Times)

The reports that I have read to date have all been very positive. Here is a small sample:

I will be watching the Leaf keenly :)