Published on July 29th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro
Video: Nissan LEAF Goes Well Beyond “Empty”
July 29th, 2014 by Christopher DeMorro
Robert Llewellyn is an English actor, comedian, and unabashedd EV fan, going so far as to star in his own electric car show, Fully Charged. His latest episode focuses on his Nissan LEAF, which he finally decided to deliberately run totally out of battery. What happened though surprised even him.
Here in the U.S., the Nissan LEAF is officially rated at 73 miles of combined city and highway driving. Sounds like not a lot of range, but Llewellyn claims that in 41,000 miles of driving, he’s never come close to a fully depleted battery. After going beyond the official range though, Llewellyn got what he claimed was the opposite of range anxiety, wanting the car to run out of charge. In fact, he would end up going about 91 miles on a single charge at a respectable speed, with the LEAF slowly losing power until the actor happily proclaiming “I’ve got nothing left!”
Watch the video for yourself if you want to watch a grown man get way too excited about his car running out of fuel.
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