My only question is ; Why did Nissan decide to go to sleep and let everyone catch up when they had a seven year plus lead in EVs on the other legacy car makers? I would like to see this 2018 MY car as positive ;but, essentially their Leaf product has stagnated for seven years of no or very little progress.
Also, I'm very disappointed in Nissan's management because all they have succeeded in doing is proving a legacy car maker can't manage building batteries. After being stuck with a 2011 with a poor resell value,
I'm advising people to learn from my mistake and lease, don't buy. if you are considering a Nissan Leaf.
I have to agree with fotojoye. Nissan really dropped the ball a couple of years ago - they must have seen the Bolt coming, and the Model 3 has been bragging for years now it seems. And now the best Nissan can come up with is "up to" 150 miles? And not till early 2018? Chevy and Tesla can provide 60+ kwh batteries, why can't Nissan? It's shameful. posting.php?mode=reply&f=27&t=24501
I wouldn't be surprised to see the Bolt hit 300 miles by the end of 2018, and leave the Leaf in the dust. Too bad - what a huge, wasted opportunity. I love my 2012 Leaf, but with only 30K miles on it, it's already lost a bar and it's getting more and more iffy just how far we can go since we drive in awful traffic and in hills (L.A.). I want to buy a new Leaf, but not for the money they'll charge for an underpowered, middling miles car, when there are at least two cars that will beat it for the next couple of years at least. I like the Bolt but don't really trust it - it's GM, for one thing, and reliability has never been their strong point, while we haven't had a bit of trouble with our Leaf. So we'll probably keep it, and its declining mileage, until Nissan gets its act together - and a 150-mile electric car in 2018 isn't a good sign at all. By the end of 2018, GM and Tesla, and probably Ford and VW and BMW, may have pretty well stolen the market Nissan developed. All I can think is that Nissan's engineers aren't the brightest around, or more likely, they've been stifled by egregiously bad management and had to watch as their trail-blazing is co-opted by what were once also-rans.