I'm close to deciding on my final spec now and should be popping in to my local dealer to place the order later this week. One thing I'm yet to decide on is whether to tick the Adaptive LED Headlights option and I've got a couple of questions,
1. Do LED headlights offer any significant range advantage over the standard lights or is it negligable ? I know this is a hard question to answer but is anyone able to estimate what the difference in range would be if you drove from full charge to zero with the lights on for the two options ?
2. What does the 'Adaptive' bit actually mean ? I presumed just turning into corners (which I'm not that bothered about). If you try google it there is an interesting video on the new adaptive LED lights for the 7 series which are very trick indeed but I'm guessing the i3 LEDs don't do this ?
My opinion get the LED headlights for the i3.
I drove the Leaf before, turning on the fog lamps eats roughly 0.1kw per hr.
You can see an immediate increase on consumption on the display.
Which is why Nissan gave every Leaf LED headlights initially.
Again for most Prius and Lexus hybrids LED headlights are available.
- Less energy consumption - for each hr of driving in the i3 with non LED headlights on, expect to lose an extra km.
- LED headlights are whiter and illuminate better.
- It should hv be standard on the i3.
My numbers are not too scientific ... but are my actual observations from driving the Leaf.
Hope it helps.