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Gas is expensive, economy sucks, and the job market blows, so what do we turn to we turn to electric cars. Minus that fact there is a new term called " Range anxiety."
For many who know know what it is, it is caused by the fear that your amazing electric car is going to run out of juice before it gets you to your destination. Many people who own electrics cars like the nissan leaf know what im trying to explain. For example your nissan leaf would say you have 17 miles left in your charge but , those numbers are no where near to accurate. Many people on mynissanleaf.com are complaing about the range estimates by the battery gauge are not accurate at all.


For instance one owner stated, “Went from 17 to —- to turtle to dead in about 5 miles. 2.3 miles from dealer 4.2 miles from home. Part of me is amused that I may go down in history as the first dumbass to drive the car into submission. But I am slightly shaky and upset as I thought there should have been no problem getting home.”.

This is particularly frightening for owners as you can’t simply jump start the leave once it’s battery pack is dead. Instead you have to find an outlet, plug that sucker in and then weight at least 6 hours before you can continue your journey – talk about a way to ruin your evening.

http://www.ridelust.com/electric-cars-strand-owners-duh-big-surprise/nissanleaf-2/
 

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That's really great to know that the battery gauge isn't accurate at all..

Then again, i guess it does have many factors that go into to, such as use with the radio, ac,heater and things like that as well.

So i would assume the battery would fluctuate as a lot as well. Also how cell phone can lose 20% battery life within minutes..
 
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