If Nissan offered you a longer-range larger battery option, at huge expense, reducing miles driven per kWh, and degrading handling and interior space, would you actually consider it, if you knew you could alternately extend the range of your LEAF 50-70 miles just by stopping for a 20 minute DC charge?
The LEAF is a great car. but until you can fast charge it, it remains (as is every other BEV) incomplete.
reeler wrote:At 65 MPH, I was getting a range of between 60-70 miles in San Diego, which is generally flat, but has a many little canyons as you travel the freeways. In winter in Colorado, an 45 mile one-way commute uphill with the heater running at the 65 MPH speed limit might be cutting it close.
Maybe I could make it without passengers and the heater not running and going a little slower, but I would rather have more range to use a Leaf for that drive.
Does anyone know if the Leaf will have an option for more battery? The trunk well has plenty of room for a second battery. As an option, it could be an response to Tesla's range options. Frankly, the Leaf is more my style with the Tesla being too flashy.