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Nissan Leaf Electric Motor from Junk Yard

February 19, 2020

Pretty excited that I just picked up a Nissan Leaf Motor! Yesterday, I drove to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to Diamond Auto parts to pick up not just a motor, but also the gearbox and inverter for a Nissan Leaf. The Leaf motor packs quite a bit of power into a small package, and they […]

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2018 Nissan Leaf

June 25, 2018

On my way to the MREA Energy Fair this last weekend, I stopped at a Nissan dealership to top off the battery on my electric car. While there, I got to take a look at a 2018 Nissan Leaf with pretty much all the bells and whistles. What a nice car! Pulling into Bergstrom Nissan, […]

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LEAF Mower

September 4, 2016

Yesterday, I was doing some yard work, including mowing my lawn. However, the batteries in my old electric push mower were really running down. Time for an upgrade. I looked around and realized that I had nearly all the parts needed to not just replace the batteries, but to upgrade them to Lithium… I got […]

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Leaf Cells in a Scooter

June 2, 2016

Lately, a lot of people have been asking about using Nissan Leaf Cells in various projects, including smaller electric scooters. I happened to have my Vectrix battery pack out of the cycle, as I was planning on doing some work with it anyways. It LOOKED like a pack of 8 of these cell modules (for […]

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Score! Nissan Leaf Salvage Yard Battery Pack

March 17, 2015

Today, I got my hands on a Nissan Leaf battery pack. As usual, it started as a simple road trip, and ended as an adventure. I headed out, first to the Credit Union to get some money. When I had spoken to the salvage yard, it sounded like cash would be the best way to […]

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Nissan Leaf, interview with product specialist

August 30, 2011

While I was at the Nissan Leaf test drive, I had the chance to speak to one of their “Product Specialists”. These are the folks who really know the details of the car. So, I grabbed the camera, and shot a quick interview, asking a few questions about the car we don’t usually hear about. […]

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VIDEO: Nissan Leaf Test Drive

August 28, 2011

You’ve been waiting for it, and here it is! The VIDEO of me test driving the Leaf. Enjoy watching it, and please leave a comment with any questions you have on the car or test drive. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share […]

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Nissan Test Drive – Chicago

August 27, 2011

Yesterday, I hit the road to Chicago! It’s a bit of a trip, as it’s roughly two and a half hours travel – when NOT in heavy traffic. Throw in our typical summer road construction, and it’s a bit of a drive. I took the NON-tollway route that takes me right past miles of car […]

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Test Driving the Leaf!

April 20, 2011

Sorry, but it was not I who got to go for a ride in the Leaf lately. Unfortunately, the Middle-West of the United States seems to get electric vehicles long after the coasts do. However, I noticed that Robert Llewellyn just posted a YouTube video of himself driving the Leaf out to meet some new […]

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Leaf Manufacturing Video

October 26, 2010

I just got to watch a really neat video about the manufacturing of the Nissan Leaf. Boy, what a cool little car. The footage in this mini-manufacturing documentary looks great. Even though this footage is from Japan, keep in mind that the U.S. version of the car is going to be built right in the […]

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