By Contributing Editor Gary Lieber
The top 10 things Leaf owners are doing to their cars today.
One of the most important indicators of how well a new car model is accepted is by owners is how enthusiastically they go about modifying their car to suit their personality. The Leaf is no different, and has turned out to be quite popular in the EV customization community. Here are the top 10 most popular mods that owners make to their Leaf:
10. Tinted windows. Leaf owners especially in hotter climates are tinting their windows so that their air conditioner does not have to work so hard, and to make their battery last longer.
9. Charge Port lighting. The charge port on the Leaf is under a front flap, and is the same color (black) as the interior of the charge port bay. This can make for some difficult times when you are trying to plug in your Leaf in the dark. Some ingenious leaf owners have come up with an off-the-shelf motion activated LED lamp that fits inside the charge bay, and comes on when the front flap is opened. A clever solution, but why couldn’t Nissan just stick a light in there in the first place?