I'm considering a used 2016 Leaf after the 2018s come out and maybe used 2016s become more widely available and therefore drop significantly in price. I could even wait until 2019 when off-lease 2016s become commonly available.
I might consider a new 2017 in the next 6 months if there are some super amazing lease deals to close out the old models, but I won't count on that.
The 107 mile range is more than enough for my normal round trip commute of 40-50 miles as well as any errands around town, but I need to make very occasional trips to Lake Tahoe and Santa Cruz (maybe 4 times a year combined).
Since I won't need to do it often, I'm willing to live with making 2 recharging stops along the way if they are DC fast chargers. I think that's still more convenient than renting and returning a rental car 4 times a year.
However, is this even possible based on the charging infrastructure along the routes especially driving uphill on highway 50 to Lake Tahoe?
Has anyone made this trip? What happens if one of the chargers on the route is down?