14 Sep '12, 11am

Nissan Leaf Test Drive Review: six weeks with an EV

The Leaf is a technological marvel which is very useful if your commute distance is 30km. More than that it is a hard sell with the high rise apartments etc. Even then, given Malaysia's hot and humid climate, I'm not sure the battery will last that long and you may end up worse off. Also, at its current price of about £28k you actually need to be very rich to go green. Since a lot of Malaysian can only afford one car at this price range, it has to be able to do everything (including the balik kampung). Also the fact that the batteries at best will last 5 years, and replacement costs are unknown at the moment that is a huge bet not many are willing to take. If we take petrol at RM3/liter and your range of 1785km over six weeks: and comparing normal car lets say a 7 liters/100 km will get you 1 liter = 14.28 km. (I took the preve 6.8l/100 km then rounded to 7 l)

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