Personally, I think the industry needs to focus more on the sub $30k market (even if it means a reduced range model) to get more people into EV's. Right now the only EV occupying that space is the Smart ForTwo ED, though we did have the Chevy Spark EV for a while.
Nissan missed an opportunity here; they could have kept the old-bodystyle Leaf, with the 30 kWH battery, decontented it even further (no proximity key), no options other than color, and priced it at $25k. They've done such a thing before with the Rogue Select, and GM does this a lot (though GM tends to sell these to fleets rather than individuals).
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL