28 Sep '12, 9pm

Nissan's Wilting LEAF: #evworld via @evworldeditor #Nissan #Leaf #Phoenix #battery #lemon

Next Tuesday, Nissan will buy back Randy Miller's LEAF electric car, one of two Arizonans who are forcing the carmaker to take back their EV under the state's "lemon" law. The ironic thing is, Miller says he loves the car and he wishes Nissan would work with him and other Arizona residents who are experiencing noticeable loss of driving range. Miller and an estimated 100 other early adopters -- not all in Arizona -- who either bought, as he did, or leased the LEAF, are complaining that their cars are prematurely losing their battery capacity, largely due, Miller believes, to the excessive heat in the greater Phoenix metroplex where the problem first began to materialize. "It's a heat issue is what it boils down to," Miller told EV World today during a telephone interview. "Nissan didn't even provide a fan for the battery." High temperatures are known to negatively impact t...

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