Some drivers claim AZ heat maybe causing problems for Nissan Leaf

Published: Jul. 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM MST
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Some drivers in Phoenix are claiming their Nissan Leaf battery maybe losing its power.

The Leaf is an all electric car. The vehicle made it's debut last year. There are 13,000 on the road and 400 in Arizona. Tucson was one of the first cities to get the Leaf and was a test city. Because Nissan wanted to make sure the car could handle the heat and dry conditions.

Two drivers in Phoenix claim their battery is not working properly. One driver claims, he could go 90 miles on one charge and now it is down to 44 miles. Another feels that the car's battery has loss 30% of it's capacity.

There are some benefits to owning a Leaf. You avoid going to the gas station and paying the high prices at the pump. One driver claims to pay two cents a mile.

I talked with the Director of Tucson Clean Cities, who has been in contact with Nissan. She said, "from her conversation with Nissan, they are aware of what's going on and are looking into it."

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