DaveinOlyWA wrote:All your comments are predicated on the assumption that we all "need" 200 miles of range.
There is merit to that statement, inasmuch as I view the Model 3 as a full time, complete ICE replacement.
Superchargers are in general (after correcting for terrain) placed ~ 125 miles apart;
Winter and non-dry roads increase fuel consumption a good 20%;
Even a long lived Tesla can be expected to have 10% battery range degradation after 10 years of ownership
You may make do with less along with a daily quality time spent at a ChaDemo, but the depreciation rate on your car tells the tale.
Remind me again what your monthly and down payments are going to be on your LEAF '18, *with* your employee discount ?
As an aside, the '18 LEAF can certainly fill the role of a secondary car in the family quite well ... but I can attest to a markedly cheaper and depreciated 2013 LEAF doing the job just as well.
And so long as you care to highlight predicated assumptions, I'll list yours:
1. Cool, maritime climate
2. Extensive ChaDemo infrastructure
3. Willingness to QC at ~ 40 kW
4. Lease (so that the anticipated battery degradation is Nissan's problem.)