In a recent YouTube video, automotive expert The Autopian shared his experience with the cheapest electric vehicle (EV) in the UK, the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Unfortunately, the expert had nothing positive to say about the car, describing it as “terrible” and criticizing its limited range.
The video documented the expert’s journey from Studio City, California, to Santa Monica, where he tested the EV’s range. He expressed concern about the car’s ability to only travel 13 miles and questioned whether it was worth taking that risk. Upon reaching his destination, the Nissan Leaf’s battery had significantly drained, leaving only 15 miles of range left after traveling 12.5 miles.
The expert acknowledged that in a college town where distances are shorter, the Nissan Leaf’s limited range might be acceptable. However, overall, he categorized the car as a disappointment. Despite this criticism, he recognized the vehicle’s aesthetic appeal, praising its black paint and well-maintained interior.
This review highlights the challenges that some EV owners face, especially those with older or cheaper models. While EVs offer numerous benefits such as reduced emissions and lower fuel costs, the issue of limited range remains a concern for potential buyers.
It’s important to note that this review represents the experience of an individual with a specific EV model. Other EV owners may have different opinions and experiences with their vehicles. However, the video serves as a reminder that when considering the purchase of an EV, thorough research on range and battery condition is crucial.
– The Autopian’s YouTube channel
– The Broskiedoodles’ YouTube channel
– Personal testimony from Ped Greaves (owner of a Ford Mustang Mach-E)