Today we recorded the coldest temperature in Chicago in Chicago with an air temp of -23 and a “feels like” temp of -50 with the wind chill. Of course, this meant that I simply HAD to take the Leaf for a spin. Truth be told, I was a bit nervous that the car would conk out mid-drive and we’d be stranded, a dangerous prospect for us and the tow truck driver who would come to our rescue. BUT, I am pleased to report that the Leaf started up just like normal, had no issues while driving, and started again after being parked on the street for five hours!
I made my first-ever YouTube video of the trip! Please watch it here and enjoy the ride.