OrientExpress wrote:Either that, or they know more than most of the critics. There is no comparison of today's LEAF reliability and value with the 2011 LEAF. Just reading the enthusiasts blogs show that the issues with the early cars have been addressed. Lots of opinions but no issues.
The marketplace will ultimately decide who is correct on the issue of using a TMS or not. In the fullness of time, it's entirely possible battery technology will be improved enough that a TMS will not be necessary at all.
Yes, Nissan has made incremental technical improvements to specific issues in the earlier models and it's certainly a better product now than it was then!
However, an issue they have not successfully addressed is not a technical one, it's a human one. The manner in which Nissan has acted over the years in addressing the various battery issues has formed an impression on the market, especially among the early adopters who tend to be the most vocal supporters or critics. What opinions they have are largely justified by their experience.
As always, thanks for the insights and posting the press release!