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Nissan leaf makes it from knoxville to Nashville :thumb2:

By Anne Paine, The Tennessean

The Blink fast-charge station for electric cars was on the blink.

Efforts to use the two available plugs yielded nothing for Stephen Smith when he and his family arrived in Lebanon in their Nissan Leaf while traveling Monday from Knoxville to Nashville.

But all was not lost as the Smiths closed in on their destination -- a brother's house only 22 miles farther in Antioch

With 10 miles of available power left on their car, they could take advantage of a slower charger -- also at the Blink station at Cracker Barrel. It took about an hour, but the boost gave enough energy for 30 miles.
Family uses car charging stations to travel to Nashville | wbir.com
 

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distance from Knoxville, TN to Nashville, TN is 2 hours 49 mins 180.4 miles

Love the idea of an electric car and like the leaf but it is impractical for my driving needs. Hope they come up with more charging stations then maybe i can consider a leaf.
Yes, according to the article, we need more charging stations and it also said they were free for now, they will eventually start charging to charge the car. I wonder how much. I think the leaf is made for short trips. church and target and work if its not far

My dad has a LEAF and it works great (as a second car, my mom has a Volvo S40) for him. Basically just drives it to work (and charges it there there are charging stations) and drives it on any trips around town. There are some other towns nearby we have to visit, but they're all within the round trip range, so it really works great for where we are, plus is fine for runs to the nearest major airport and back.
as long as there are charging stations, then you're good to go and the charge is free for now. the cool thing is that you can charge the car before you get home then you don't have to charge it when you get home.
I think that's a car you would have to keep under a car garage especially in the winter.
have you had a chance to drive your Dad's Leaf?

While that is pretty cool and all, I really do live in fear of the day when electric cars become the norm... I pretty much live to hear the V8 rumble in my truck. Or the Diesel sound of my suburban.
maybe 10 years from now they might start selling electric trucks.
Didn't think about this, but if only the electric motor and the battery runs the car, that means no more cold air intakes, exhaust, headers, ignitions, turbo...wow no more fuel pump or fuel regulator problems, good bye coolant, oil, ect... and then we would be asking if adding extra double A batteries would void the warranty.... who knows :eatpopcorn:

the technology we have today is amazing. a lot of things changed in just 10 years
 
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