Valdemar wrote:Bad seats with econobox design or crappy battery and shorter range, what would you choose? I think I'll head out to Del Taco.
You forgot to add 2005 level tech.
So what! Many couldn't care less about having a high tech entry level BEV, i.e. for many it's the TCO that's key with EV features.
As mentioned before, the lack of not having reached the Bolt forecast of 30K in 2017 was not because of its lack of tech features,
seats, or exterior design, but the overall lack of a consumer appeal for a BEV at this point in time. To many automotive OEMs,
the first year sales of the Bolt are indicative of a lackluster entry level BEV market presently with marginal profitability.
As mentioned before, the M3 is an anomaly in that it is perceived as an entry level BEV to reservation holders, but in reality
reservation holders will be paying much more ($45K-$50K) than $35K to receive delivery, at least in 2018. Furthermore,
reservation holders perceive the M3 as a MS, but at a much lower cost while still acquiring a luxury vehicle with status
appeal. The way the M3 product entry has been perceived by consumers, i.e. reservation holders, results in its being an
Leaf SL MY 9/13: 66K miles, 50 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=78, L2 charges to 100% > 1000, max battery temp < 95F (35C), min discharge point > 20 Ahrs