Running your car for free – Nissan Leaf 2013 Solar Powered

Running your car for free - Nissan Leaf 2013 Solar Powered

Want to avoid the stupendously high price of fossil fuel and run your car for nothing?? well you can, simply buy a Nissan Leaf, get free solar PV installed and charge your car off the sun, so thats no road tax, no fuel, negligible service costs. what are you waiting for!!
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20 thoughts on “Running your car for free – Nissan Leaf 2013 Solar Powered”

  1. Very impressive for noobs only.
    To charge a leaf using L1 charger, you need more than 20 hours. Solar time (not a day time) is just 5 hours for this roof.
    Question: how many days you need to charge a leaf.
    Hope you have at least 60% of sunny days in a year.

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  2. Can't wait to get an electric car, just waiting for the car manufacturers to bring put affordable ones with a decent range on

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  3. What most people who defend the Nissan Leaf for it's economy, and quote the illiterati that "You're still using coal-fired electricity generation" forget to mention is that electric motors don't just give instant torque; the average electric motor is something like 2 -3-times more efficient than an ICE! What this boils down to is the electric car uses 1/3rd the energy of a comparable ICE car, hence the energy costs being lower! I'd have thought this was obvious, but apparently not.

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  4. electrictroy has awful math down there, because it obviously doesn't account for the lifetime of the solar panel, just the lifetime of a nissan leaf battery. If you purchase another electric car, or just replace the leaf battery after a few years, you've got a great deal over the lifetime cost of vehicle operation. 

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  5. Sold on electric cars, just sticking to diesel because of range.

    If they solve the issue of either range (300+ miles) or charging times, I'd switch in a heart beat.

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  6. Nice look at the UK car: Running your car for free – Nissan Leaf 2013 Solar Powered
    Want to avoid the stupendously high price of fossil fuel and run your car for nothing?? well you can, simply buy a Nissan Leaf, get free solar PV installed and charge your car off the sun, so thats no road tax, no fuel, negligible service costs. what are you waiting for!!
     

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  7. I'm a Leaf owner…I LOVE the car. I just installed my on DIY grid tie solar set up. 4 – 260 watt panels. This makes up for about 40% of my home charging. I can create 8-10 Kwh per day. I often charge for free around town. My fuel bill is literally nothing. My solar investment is around $1700. US. and it was fun to install.

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  8. This is better than Free! in fact we get paid for the energy we use because of the feed in tarrif here in the UK, in this installation the car was being charged on a system that was generating 4KW east west split, this was self installed at a cost of 6 grand, the user gets paid US equivalent of 80 cents a KWH whether he uses the power or not, I should re title the video to say getting paid to run your car for free! do the sums its better than free.

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  9. So $20,000 for the solar roof, divided by 200,000 mile Battery life in the leaf == 10 cents per mile or $1500 year for the average American commute (15kmiles). Not only is that NOT "free" but it's more expensive than a 51mpg Prius at $1030 per year
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