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Bloomington, MN 55437

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Nissan LEAF

Will your next car be electric?

I'm sure that you have heard about electric vehicles (EVs). We at Feldmann Nissan see electric vehicles as a great option and have decided to help people learn more about them.

 Nissan LEAF FAQ's:

Does the Nissan LEAF use gasoline?
  • No, never. LEAF runs off of 100% electric battery power, no gas needed. In fact, it doesn't even have a tailpipe.

Will the price include the battery pack? Or will there be an option to rent/lease the battery pack?

  • The total cost of the vehicle includes the battery pack. Both lease and purchase options are available for the vehicle, but no option to rent/lease just the battery pack.

Can I charge if I'm not at home?

Will there be more public charging stations in the future?

  • The public charging network is expanding every day, with 15,000 stations expected to be in place by 2014. Nissan is also beginning to roll out DC quick-charging stations. These charge stations will be capable of giving you an 80% charge in just 30 minutes.

Am I required to buy the home charging station when I purchase LEAF?

  • No. However, the home charging dock is recommended
How long will it take to charge my LEAF at home?
  • With the 240-volt home charging dock, your MY13 LEAF will be fully charged in about 4 hours (SV and SL trims, available S trim) or 7 hours (S trim).

Will charging my LEAF increase my electricity bill?

  • The average driver should only see a moderate bump in their monthly electricity bill ? and if you charge during off-peak hours, even less ? though the savings in gas money should more than make up for it.

Can I drive LEAF on the freeway?

  • Of course! With instant torque and speeds up to 90 mph, LEAF is freeway-ready. Even better, LEAF qualifies for a single-occupancy HOV sticker in select states, so you can use the carpool lane any time you want.

What happens if I run out of battery?

  • LEAF comes with helpful tools that keep you aware of your battery level at all times. However, for added piece of mind, every LEAF comes with three years of complimentary roadside assistance.

Does the battery come with a warranty?

  • Yes, LEAF's advanced battery comes with an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Does LEAF have the same safety features as a conventional car?

  • Yes. LEAF comes with a comprehensive list of safety equipment, including six standard air bags14 and advanced safety features like Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)16 and Traction Control System (TCS).


80 kW AC synchronous electric motor
24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV)
Front and rear disc brakes with regenerative braking system
16" Steel wheels with wheel covers
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with
Traction Control System (TCS)
Portable trickle-charge cable
Normal charge port
Charge port light and lock
Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start
Heated front and rear seats
Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
60/40 Split fold-down rear seats with rear seat heater ducts
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers
USB connection port for iPod® and other compatible devices
Rear spoiler
Six standard air bags
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert


Nissan Navigation System with 7-inch touch-screen monitor
NavTraffic provided by SiriusXM
POIs Powered by GoogleTM and GoogleTM Send to Car
CARWINGS®: allowing for remote connection to vehicle
Six speakers
Pandora® radio capability (iPhone® only)
16" Aluminum-alloy wheels
6.6 kW onboard charger
Hybrid heater system
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Partially recycled light gray cloth seats
Front passenger seatback map pocket
B-mode regenerative braking system

Leather-appointed seats
LED headlights
Automatic on/off headlights
Fog lights
17" aluminum-alloy wheels with P215/50R17 all-season tires
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
Photovoltaic solar-panel rear spoiler
Cargo cover
Quick charge port

In-Home Charger Pricing:
Charging unit: $700
 Standard installation: $1,118
Total charger + installation: $1,818
Plus permit fees and sales tax
Consumer Charging Dock Tax Credit up to $1,000

Warranty Coverage
  • Basic Warranty: 36 months/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain Warranty: 60 months/60,000 miles
  • Battery Warranty: 8 years/100,000 miles

Nissan LEAF testimonial from current customer: 

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I've had the LEAF for 24 days already and it's amazing in so many ways.  The only drawback being that if I drive somewhere outside my normal routine, I need to punch it in to the navigation system and make sure I can either make it home or plug in at one of the dozen charging stations scattered around the cities & malls.

It's a much more pleasant car to drive than a gas engine car.  It's silent and vibration free, & tops out at 95 mph.  I look forward to trying out the heated steering wheel this winter.  You can turn on the climate control remotely from your smart phone when you are about ready to go somewhere.  Acceleration is fantastic especially at high speed when passing cars since there is no down shifting nor power band.  It's just instant acceleration

The rule of thumb I've come up with after driving it for a month is this...  If your commute is predictable and 60 miles or less round trip, and you have two cars in the household, an electric car might work for you.  Use the electric for 99% of your driving, and the gas car for long distance trips.  The LEAF costs me a measly 5 cents per mile to drive, (a gas equivalent of 99 mpg).  If I screw up and run it dead trying to get to a charger, Nissan will tow it for free to the nearest charging station, or my home.

I haven't had this much fun with a car since the '70 Chevelle.

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Some info from last night's charge...  Below are statistics from last nights charging session which was timed to use Minnesota's excess wind farm energy that would otherwise be wasted.  This makes so much more sense to me than drilling oil wells, burning that oil in a gas engine, and exhausting the poison gasses into the air we breathe.   This charge cost me (18.64 kWh x $.09/ kWh)=$1.67 and I can go 80 miles on that!  These things are a really efficient way to get around.