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Nissan Leaf

We've bought a 2011 Nissan Leaf. It has 82% State of Health (SOH) on the 24 kWh battery. The rest of the car is in great condition.

I'm working through a list of improvements:

  • Heater/fan cutoff switch (allows for lower power demisting of front windscreen) - DONE
  • aero covers over fog light recess - DONE (using acetate sheets from an old office manual) also working on a 3D printable design
  • tow bar for carrying bikes - DONE
  • remove mud flaps (reduces drag) - DONE
  • install a EVSE socket on the outside of the house - DONE]
  • water covers over front suspension struts - DONE (3D printable design files)
  • phone mount for dash (for old phone running LeafSpy) - DONE
  • aero cover of 80% of front grill - DONE (using corflute plainted black) also working on a 3D printable design
  • move front number plate down and contour to front to reduce drag - DONE
  • aero covers for the alloy rims - working on a 3D printable design
  • GPS tracker - ordered
  • dash cam - ordered
  • upgrade my DIY powerwall to be able to charge the car - working on it
  • pump tires up to 45 PSI for reduced rolling resistance
  • install seat heaters (more efficient than using the cabin heater)
  • switch all light bulbs to LEDs
  • add 12V solar panel on to dash
  • build a range extender battery
  • add more PV to help charge car
  • 3D printable aero cover for front grill with different width options - working on it


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