Hello everyone, I am a new user located in Denver Colorado USA area. I am retired from the software industry. My wife and I are getting solar panels installed today - yay! And we are looking to buy a used Nissan Leaf to drive around town. Right now we own two SUV’s - a 2004 Land Rover Discovery (175,000 miles) and a 2008 Land Rover LR2 (145,000 miles).
We rock climb, mountain bike and camp a lot in Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. I have a small (17’, 3000 lb) camper we use in the back country, so I need a diesel/gas truck to pull that thru and over the Colorado mountains (11,000’ plus mountain passes), but I am thinking an EV would be great for everyday use around the Denver area. We plan on scrapping the LR2 and keeping the Disco for our backcountry adventures. We are looking for a 3-4 year old Leaf, something that has just come off a lease. My wife volunteers at various locations around Denver, she will be the main user of the EV, that and date nites around town. Most days I don’t expect us to put more than 20-30 miles on the car. We do make longer trips up Fort Collins and down to Colorado Springs, these are 60-90 mile trips each way and I am hoping we can use the EV for those as well, with a stop at a charging station before the trip back home.
This will be our first EV. I have a lot to learn about EV’s and Solar power, I sure appreciate all the info posted here!