EatsShootsandLeafs wrote:Will be interesting to see what propilot can do. Absent that, and ignoring how ugly the bolt is, it clearly a better car: much better range, much better power. So to compete, the leaf will need a trump card with its propilot or end up coming out much cheaper.
"much better power" -- motor output power depends on the input power received from the inverter-controller. And on the battery output power available. So if bolt is saying that their motor has X amount of power, it does not mean that you will get X power out of the motor.
Same with Torque. The Bolt motor is high-torque. But then it all depends on the reduction ratio of the drive. If the reduction ratio is only 5:1, you will not see much of that high torque applied to the wheels.
In any case, GM is losing a lot of money for each Bolt sold. It is not a volume production car because GM cannot afford it. It is just there to say "me too" and steal the limelight from the T3 and NL2 by being there first.
SL-QC, #5000+ blue - Delivery June 20, 2011 the day after the Calif. $5000 rebate ran out to $2500. Coincidence? Nah, dealer ***** Nissan is front-running.