[Oeva-list] Leaf to Leaf charging

Dima Kukushkin dimakukushkin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 16:57:22 PDT 2014


I was once stranded on the way from Seattle because of malfunctioning qcdc.
Spent 40 minutes at highway entrance with tow rope in hands. No luck
finding a pickup



Dmitry

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Charles Bonville <charlesbonville at comcast.net>
wrote:

> Given the usual laws concerning the conservation of energy, I suggest the
> best approach is to tow the Leaf in neutral to the nearest charging station.
>
> If the stranded Leaf owner is in a hurry and needs to minimize time at the
> charger, and IF the towing Leaf owner consents, then put the dead Leaf in
> drive and use some light regen. to put some charge in the battery, but this
> will (obviously) make the towing Leaf work harder and use more kwh per
> mile.  Hopefully it's mostly downhill to the next charger!
>
> Good luck out there!
>
> -Charles
>
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> *From: *"Karl Boekelheide" <Karl at boekelheide.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','Karl at boekelheide.com');>
> >
> *To: *"Alan Batie" <alan at batie.org<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','alan at batie.org');>
> >
> *Cc: *"Oeva list" <oeva-list at oeva.org<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','oeva-list at oeva.org');>
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> *Sent: *Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:22:02 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [Oeva-list] Leaf to Leaf charging
>
> The cheapest, and available now, method to charge one Leaf with another is
> a tow rope.  Sorry couldn’t resist. :-)  Remember this video?
> The fastest way to charge your Nissan Leaf without power supply<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sujv90PLLY>
> Just swap out the gasser pickup with another Leaf.  It might be easier to
> make use of a real pickup. That way you don’t have to figure out a good
> place to tie the tow rope on the towing Leaf.   Maybe running the towing
> Leaf in reverse and tying the two tow hooks together would be fun.
>
> On Apr 15, 2014, at 1:18 PM, Alan Batie <alan at batie.org<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','alan at batie.org');>>
> wrote:
>
> I was coming back from a trip to Seattle Sunday (unfortunately gassed as
> I didn't have time to charge) and saw a white Leaf on the side of the NB
> lanes of I5 just south of Castle Rock (if I remember right).  I was
> wondering if someone misjudged their range getting to Castle Rock which
> led me to think that it would be handy to have something that would
> allow Leaf to Leaf charging to give that boost to make it to the
> charging station.  I suspect it was something discussed much in the
> early Leaf days but doesn't seem to have gone anywhere, and that it
> would take the same sort of extra gear as would allow the Leaf to be a
> UPS at home.
>
> Just some random thoughts...
>
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