We drove 1,200kms in one weekend in the All New, 100% Electric, Nissan LEAFNot sure if the 100% Electric Nissan Leaf can easily replace your current diesel or petrol car?
Don't just take our word for it, we sent James and Seán to take part in Cannonball Ireland, a 1,200km tour of Ireland - covering 17 counties - in one weekend. Having only sat in the driver's seat the day before the event, the lads weren't the most knowledgeable on all things Electric Vehicles and weren't even sure what charging cables they should bring with them. Both of them, the rapid charging cable ad the fast home charging cable, in case you are wondering.
Want to see how they got on throughout the weekend? Click on the video below to find out:
The full breakdown of the journey is shown below, including driving from the finish line to hotels in the evening and back again the following morning, the car clocked up well in excess of 1,200kms throughout the weekend.
|Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal||240km|
|Westport Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo||172km|
|Total Day 1||412km|
|Westport Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo||Start|
|Windsor Galway Nissan - it would be rude not to call in||83km|
|Spanish Point, Co. Clare||90km|
|Blarney Woolen Mills||159km|
|Total Day 2||332km|
|Radisson Hotel, Co. Cork||Start|
|Lyrath Estate, Co. Kilkenny||161km|
|Wexford Town, Wexford||78km|
|Total Day 3||239km|
|Day Four - The trip back home|
|James's House via Seán's House||190km|
|Total Day 4||190km|
The are thousands charging points conveniently located throughout the country, which you can view on the the information screen on your Nissan LEAF or on the ESB Charge Point Map.
James and Sean took the opportunity to charge their car while they, and the other participants, had lunch each day.
|Charging Stations||Charge Type||Charge Length|
|Kee's Esso Service Station, N15/R232 Junction, Laghey, County Donegal||CHAdeMO DC 45 KW||60 minutes|
|Night Time Charge - Castlebar Street, Westport, County Mayo||Type-2 AC Socket 22kW||Overnight|
|Windsor Nissan Galway, Monivea Road, Ballybrit, County Galway||CHAdeMO DC 50 KW||15 minutes|
|Topaz Ennis, Limerick Road, Ennis, County Clare||CHAdeMO DC 45 KW||30 minutes|
|Esso/Centra, Rochestown Road, Rochestown, Cork City, County Cork (for night time charge)||CHAdeMO DC 45 KW||60 minutes|
|Texaco Service Station, Main Street, Urlingford, County Kilkenny||CHAdeMO DC 45 KW||30 minutes|
|Night Time Charge - Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, Co. Wexford||Type-2 AC Socket 22kW||Overnight|
With fuel costing €0 for the entire trip and all tolls half price for registered Electric Vehicles, we really did have the most economical car in Cannonball Ireland 2018.