WHY CHOOSE ELECTRIC
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Frequently asked questions about Electric Cars
WHY CHOOSE ELECTRIC WITH FJ CHALKE?
Frequently asked questions about Electric Cars
Charge faster, go farther with the Nissan LEAF
All Electric cars are slow…
“The Nissan LEAF accelerates from 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds.”
But there are not enough charging points!
“FJ Chalke are happy to welcome your Nissan LEAF for a top up charge, as well as several of the Nissan partners around Europe. Over 6,000 charging points are waiting for you around Europe.”
The 100% Electric Nissan LEAF is just too expensive.
Electricity costs far less than petrol or diesel and with the Nissan LEAF there’ll be no more engine oil changes, tune-ups or emissions tests either.
How much fun is the Nissan LEAF to drive?
The Nissan Intelligent Mobility features in Nissan LEAF will change how you move forever, with technology that makes you feel connected, confident, and excited. You’ll drive with greater awareness, and you get driving assistance when you need it. Nissan Intelligent Mobility will make your driving easier.
I won’t be able to travel very far on a full charge!
With a new extended range you can go further and stay out longer than ever before. The Nissan LEAF e+ has a range of 239 miles**.
My electricity bill will go through the roof when I need to charge
Save time. Save money. Using the on-board timer or compatible smartphone you can set LEAF to charge whenever you’d like, including during non-peak hours (generally at night) when electricitiy rates are lowest. So charge up while you’re asleep and take off the next day with a little extra money in your pocket.
One pedal must make the car difficult to drive!
Yes. The new Nissan LEAF features the e-Pedal*. You can speed up and slow down in one smooth motion. It’s lots of fun, and enhances regenerative braking, too. At the flip of a switch, you can go back to driving with two pedals.
I’ve heard electric cars are unsafe?
The New Nissan LEAF offers some of the most advanced technologies available. These are features that help you see better, alert you to what’s happening around you, and, in some cases, even step in and take action. Includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Lane Intevention, and much more*. With all these advanced safety features, the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has given the New Nissan LEAF a maximum five-star safety rating.
If I have the heating system on I won’t be able to drive as far?
Using the heating or air-conditioning system has an impact on the distance you cover, it does use up some electricity. To reduce the impact you can use an intelligent system that allows you to heat or cool down your Nissan LEAF beforehand, prior to travel, while the your New LEAF is still plugged in to the charger. When you’re connected to your home-charging system or a public charging point, the electricity comes directly from the National Grid, not from your lithium-ion battery, so your range will not be affected.
Electric cars are more expensive to maintain than diesel or petrol!
Electric and petrol / diesel vehicles are very similar. Besides the obvious difference regarding propulsion, the main differences lie in the energy needs and maintenance costs of an electric vehicle.
Instead of having to go and fill up at a petrol station, an electric vehicle can be recharged at home overnight. Also, their motors have less moving parts than other vehicles, which reduces the risk of unforeseen maintenance.
Plan Your Charging
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND A TRADITIONAL VEHICLE?
Electric and traditional vehicles are very similar in most respects. The main differences lies in energy needs and maintenance costs. Instead of having to go and fill up at a petrol station, an electric vehicle can be charged at home overnight. Also, they have far fewer moving parts than traditional petrol/diesel vehicles, which reduces the risk of unforeseen maintenance.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CHARGE YOUR NISSAN LEAF?
You can use the on-board timer or compatible smartphone app to set LEAF to charge whenever you like, including during non-peak hours when electricity rates are lowest.
WHERE ARE ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS LOCATED?
Wherever you are you’ll find a rapid-charging station within 50 miles. There are now more than 19,000 public charger sites in the UK, and that number is increasing every day. Check the charging map to find them!
HOW CAN I FIND ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS ON THE GO?
Use the Zero Emission menu on your LEAF’s navigation screen to find the closest public charging station to you. The system is smarter than ever on the Nissan LEAF, with additional filters that let you search by type of charger and method of payment.
WHAT CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE EXISTS IN MY REGION?
To find the charging points nearest you, click here for a map.
Charging at Home  
HOW CAN I CHARGE A NISSAN LEAF?
You can charge your Nissan LEAF electric city car at home or at any public charging point. To charge your Nissan LEAF at home, all you have to do is plug your electric vehicle into a designated electrical socket using either the cable for home-charging (EVSE) available as a costed option, or the cable attached to your Wall box for a normal charge (Type 3).
To install a Wallbox, you need the expertise of an electrician trained by Proxiserve (a Nissan partner) to guarantee your selected charging solution. To charge your battery when you’re away from home, the Nissan LEAF comes with a connector for a rapid charger like the CHAdeMO (a cable attached to the charging point). This connector allows you to use all the quick charging stations put in place by Nissan and its partners.
Thanks to the Type 3 cable, you can also charge your electric vehicle at Autolib’ stations in France.
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
You can charge your electric vehicle at home with a Nissan-certified home-charging system.
Say goodbye to petrol stations!
WHERE CAN I CHARGE LEAF?
You can charge LEAF at home, at work, or out around town, so you can choose the routine that suits you best. You can even plug LEAF directly into a designated 240-volt home outlet without installing a home charging dock, if you have purchased the option of the EVSE cable. Coupled with an ever-growing number of public charging stations, charging is always within reach.
WHAT FACTORS INFLUENCE THE RAPID CHARGE SPEED?
There are two main factors which affect charging speed: the charging capacity of your battery (which decreases over time) and the battery temperature. Rapid charging increases battery temperature, which will lower the charging speed when charge level is above 80%.
HOW IS RAPID CHARGING DIFFERENT TO REGULAR CHARGING?
Rapid charging usually uses more power from the charging point. Rapid charging usually uses direct current (DC), charging the battery directly and saving time by by-passing the onboard charger inverter, which converts mains AC electricity into DC.
WHAT KIND OF ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES DOES THE NISSAN LEAF HAVE?
The Nissan LEAF offers some of the most advanced technologies available . Driver assist features help you see better, alert you to what’s happening around you, and, in some cases, even step in and take action. This includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and much more.
- Say goodbye to engine noise and appreciate the joys of quieter driving.
- Thanks to its chassis, designed by the Nissan R&D team, LEAF offers superior handling.
WHAT MILEAGE CAN I EXPECT OUT OF MY CAR ON A FULL CHARGE? WILL IT BE THE SAME AS THE FIGURES IN THE BROCHURE?
The mileage figures you see in the brochure are known as WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) homologation figures. For LEAF 39kWh this figure is 168 miles, and for LEAF 59kWh it is 239 miles. These figures are calculated in laboratory tests done under standardized conditions. While the WLTP, as with traditional petrol/diesel vehicles, does provide a realistic representation of conditions encountered on the road, it cannot cover every possible variation and driving style. An electric vehicle’s practical range will vary according to many factors such as equipment, maintenance and driving behaviour. External factors like weather conditions can also affect your vehicle’s mileage.
HOW DO YOU CALCULATE THE WLTP FIGURE?
WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) range figures are obtained from laboratory testing in accordance with EU legislation. They are designed to help comparisons between different types of vehicles. These figures may not reflect real driving results. For more information please refer to the question above. For more information on WLTP, click here.
WHAT FACTORS CAN AFFECT THE RANGE I GET FROM MY LEAF?
Factors influencing vehicle range include (but are not limited to): battery health (number of charge cycles), speed, vehicle load, driving behaviour, topography, air conditioning use, and weather conditions such as the outside temperature.
CAN I ESTIMATE MY RANGE?
Use the Range Calculator on the Nissan website. It may give you an understanding of range, but please note it cannot take account of every factor which may impact your range, such as your driving style and the number of charge cycles your battery has undergone.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MY RANGE?
LEAF is equipped with a Distance to Empty (DTE) indicator that is displayed on the combimeter – it’s the equivalent of the fuel gauge for a car with a traditional engine. The DTE calculates the available remaining range based on a number of factors such as battery health, battery usage and previous driving patterns.
DOES THE NISSAN LEAF HAVE ONE-PEDAL DRIVING?
Yes. The Nissan LEAF features the e-Pedal. , which lets you accelerate and brake in one smooth motion. It’s lots of fun, and also enhances regenerative braking. You can go back to driving with two pedals at the flip of a switch.
ARE THERE ANY WAYS TO EXTEND YOUR RANGE?
Get charged and Discover a new way to drive using the Nissan LEAF’s e-Pedal, which allows you extend your range. Single pedal driving aids regenerative braking, returning power from the brakes to the battery.
HOW DOES MY NISSANCONNECT APP COMMUNICATE WITH MY VEHICLE?
In order to ensure secure, battery-efficient communication between your phone and your LEAF, the app uses SMS messaging over your mobile network via secure servers.
I MADE A REQUEST A ON MY NISSANCONNECT APP, BUT THE ACTION ON MY CAR DOESN'T HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY. WHY NOT?
In order to ensure secure, battery-efficient communication between your phone and your LEAF, the app uses SMS messaging over your mobile network via secure servers. This means communication with your car requires good network coverage. Please note it may take up to a minute or two for an action on the app to be registered by the car.
 Connecting a mobile phone to use Nissan Connect should only be done if the car is parked safely. Use of the system should always be in accordance with the rules of the Highway Code. Drivers should only use the system when it is safe to do so. Users should be aware of the potential for hands-free technology to distract attention from the road, which could impact on having full control of the vehicle. Chargers available from one of our preferred partners. Charging speed and time is dependent on various conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature at the point of use. The Nissan Leaf is equipped with charging safeguards to protect the battery during repeated quick charging sessions in a short period of time. The time taken for successive quick charging can take longer if the battery temperature activates the battery safeguarding technology The data provided are based on internal testing data. The information is indicative and does not refer to a particular individual vehicle. Information does not constitute part of the offer. The figures may vary depending on multiple factors such as optional equipment, battery condition, climate control, maintenance, driving behavior and non-technical factors like weather conditions, actual route etc. Real world results may vary. Nissan expressly reserves the right to modify the calculator any time. Figures quoted are for a 39kWh (Nissan LEAF) and 59kWh (Nissan LEAF e+) batteries. Time dependent on charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Indicated rapid charging time requires use of a CHAdeMO rapid charger. The Nissan LEAF is designed to support the majority of journeys in daily life and is equipped with charging safeguards to protect the battery during repeated rapid charging sessions in a short period of time. The time taken for successive rapid charging can take longer if the battery temperature activates the battery safeguarding technology. To use the NissanConnect services you need a NissanConnect user account and have to register and log in to NissanConnect with your username and password. To use the free Nissan Connect App, you need a smartphone with a compatible iOS or Android operating system and a SIM card with data option with an existing or separate mobile phone contract between you and your mobile service provider. All services are subject to mobile network coverage. TBC Disclaimer to be provided later by NE legal council Power consumption (Wh/km): combined 180- 206; CO2-emission combined (g/km): 0. Zero CO2 emissions while driving.
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