fotajoye wrote:Disagree, not disgruntled at all; like the car fine; the engineers did a good job; I'm disappointed in Nissan's management not making better progress in EV range improvements over a long seven-eight year period. I choose to blame it on making decisions and policies based on an obsolete ICE business model and playing it safe to keep the stock holders satisfied and thus their current management employed. I still recommend a lease for those considering a Leaf until Nissan gets their act together. Hopefully, that will occur soon and they make it through the EV transition.
The improvement seems in-line with battery improvements overall -- about 7% per year as a whole. Effectively double the range of the original LEAF. To me that's more than "incremental". Bolt offers more range but it's a different class of car. Tesla will bring more, but for a significantly more expensive car both in purchase price and likely for total cost of ownership. Nissan is aiming at a deliberate sweet spot to balance capability with affordability. That may not be what you're looking for but again I find it hard to be disappointed in a doubling in 7 years, with another 50% expected within a year.