This Electric Life

Nissan LEAF: OPALCO’s Electric Vehicle Journey

Posted by Todd Shaner, OPALCO Manager of Operations: The car is very fancy. I’ve never had a new car so this is pretty exciting to drive. It has a lot of power. The concern I have is the way the numbers change up and down on the dashboard for how many miles there are left to drive before a charge. It’s somewhat disconcerting to watch the numbers; you never really know how many miles you have left. For instance, it is 3 miles from my house to the main road but the dashboard showed a change of 7 miles. I realize the range depends on road conditions, hills, etc. but it seems as if it shouldn’t vary so drastically.