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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:08 pm

A walk-around look at the color options available in Japan. Hopefully we'll get a few of these.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkPSzbuYcRE&t=2841s
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:34 am

edatoakrun wrote:
GRA wrote:,,,
...American buyers are bound to show up at Nissan dealers, look at the $30,000+ plus price tag on a loaded Leaf SL (even after the $7,500 bribe) and then walk over and buy a $31,710 top-of-the-line Rogue...

By 2019, Nissan should have its LEAF -based SUV on the showroom floor.

One of the Slow Ugly Vehicles Americans want, with the fed and state/local BEV incentives
Nissan LEAF-Based Electric SUV To Debut Next Month, Electric Sedan To Follow

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... t=LEAF+suv

Nissan to reveal electric SUV to join Leaf
The world's best-selling electric car, the Leaf, will gain a bigger brother, to be unveiled at Tokyo motor show in October

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/moto ... -join-leaf

Hopefully, not too Ugly, when unveiled next month...


"with the fed and state/local BEV incentives"

In 2019? Not likely.
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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:54 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:Subaru, Boring, CHECK! Nissan, still clueless conservative Japanese company making one car for two markets- CHECK!

Boring and reliable many of them may be (not the WRX STI or BRZ), but Subaru has increased sales here every year, including this one when total sales are down considerably from last year: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/subaru-turned-to-dog-owners-to-increase-sales-it-worked-120194.html

They really do know their demographic (disclamer: While the only cars I've owned over the past 29 years have been two Subarus, and I definitely fit their active outdoors demographic, I don't have a dog).
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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:45 pm

Via Motor Trend:
2018 NISSAN LEAF FIRST DRIVE REVIEW
Is the best-selling EV still in the game with Model 3 and Bolt EV?
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/nissan/l ... ve-review/

Summary - Kim Reynolds wants a Nismo version.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:30 am

Thanks to a Leaf FB group I'm on, someone posted this. No, it's not an on-camera interview w/the chief vehicle engineer nor any Nissan folks. It's just some questions and answers + some other tidbits w/Bjørn Nyland talking the whole time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljnlt3b1dO8

He says at ~4:39 that he didn't get too many questions from folks. Since I don't normally watch Bjorn's videos or posts (somewhere), unfortunately, I had no idea he was looking for questions. I'm sure we could've given him a ton.

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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:34 am

Re the "vegan option": I've never liked the leather-wrapped steering wheel*, but there seems to be an implication that the seats are all a synthetic-leather blend. Is this true, or was this only in reference to the SL???


* I'm as close to being a vegan as you get without being one, but I eat snickers bars and drive a Leaf. I recently had to give up the snickers, and it would be nice if I didn't have to grip leather when I drive. Or sit on it...
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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:37 am

cwerdna wrote:Thanks to a Leaf FB group I'm on, someone posted this. No, it's not an on-camera interview w/the chief vehicle engineer nor any Nissan folks. It's just some questions and answers + some other tidbits w/Bjørn Nyland talking the whole time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljnlt3b1dO8

He says at ~4:39 that he didn't get too many questions from folks. Since I don't normally watch Bjorn's videos or posts (somewhere), unfortunately, I had no idea he was looking for questions. I'm sure we could've given him a ton.


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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:56 am

GRA wrote:They really do know their demographic (disclamer: While the only cars I've owned over the past 29 years have been two Subarus, and I definitely fit their active outdoors demographic, I don't have a dog).

That makes sense. Subaru sells well in Seattle.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... -a-subaru/

Does everyone in Seattle drive a Subaru?
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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:18 pm

evnow wrote:
GRA wrote:They really do know their demographic (disclamer: While the only cars I've owned over the past 29 years have been two Subarus, and I definitely fit their active outdoors demographic, I don't have a dog).

That makes sense. Subaru sells well in Seattle.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... -a-subaru/

Does everyone in Seattle drive a Subaru?

OT. I like this quote from the article:
No, not everyone here drives the Japanese car beloved by the REI crowd.
:lol: Guilty. REI member for 40 years now, although I bought relatively little from them in the '70s and early '80s, when they mainly carried just their house brand. Their stuff was okay quality but basic, and most of my gear was higher end, bought from the wide selection of outdoor manufacturers/retailers in Berkeley then, i.e. Marmot Mtn. Works, The North Face, Sierra Designs, The Ski Hut/Trailwise, Class Five, as they were all local and I spent a lot of time hanging out in them in my teens. Once REI started to carry all the major manufacturers it drove most of the manufacturer's stores out of business, as they couldn't compete on price. Now, almost everything's made overseas.
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Re: Leaf Gen 2 - New Nissan LEAF World Premier on Sep 5, 5:30 PM PDT

Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:10 am

JDM 2018 LEAF test drive begins about 4 minutes into the (comments in English) video:

2018 40kWh Nissan Leaf Test Drive And First Impression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDgymo4y1Gc

Anyone seen the numbers of 2018 LEAFs produced or delivered reported yet?
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