Getting to Kaiwaka

Getting to Kaiwaka

To get to Kaiwaka I had the privilege of driving one of our fleet cars – a Nissan Leaf. These cars are beautiful to drive; they glide, they don’t roar, they handle well. Although slightly less powered than their Tesla cousins the drive was the same. We headed...

What is regenerative braking?

Electric vehicles are moved with perpetual motion i.e. constant velocity. To accelerate you need to press the accelerator pedal. When you release the accelerator pedal the forward motion stops and the vehicle starts to slow.  This action immediately stops drawing...

How far can you expect to drive on one charge?

Nissan Leafs generally have a range of 120km – 150km – Ideal for Commuting and short distances! Range Table from Wikipedia for Nissan Leaf Entry: Summary of the Nissan’s results using EPA L4 test cycle operating the 2011 Leaf under different...

How can I get the most driving range?

As with any vehicle the higher the acceleration the more fuel is used. One of the benefits of EVs is they regenerate (put power back into the battery) when you decelerate and going down hills. Note: No regenerative braking will happen if the battery is 100% full Use...