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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:05 pm



This video has been removed/made private. I think that confirms the accuracy ?!
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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:10 pm



Somehow, I don't think there will be a great demand for the 40kWh Leaf - that tons of people will preorder and wait for months & months. Like we did in 2011. May be Leaf sales will be back to 3k per month level - like in 2014.
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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:21 pm

48kWh usable is the absolute bare minimum for me. If it's not at least that much I'll run my current Leaf into the ground until there is a 48-60kWh model available.

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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Yep, far fewer care about it now, compared to then... There are too many other excellent alternatives these days...

evnow wrote:Somehow, I don't think there will be a great demand for the 40kWh Leaf - that tons of people will preorder and wait for months & months. Like we did in 2011.
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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:08 pm

Interior didn’t change much.


IF that is correct, then I'll be happy and a few people will owe me an apology!
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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:29 pm

I test drove a 2017 Leaf 3 months ago since the price is so good and I wanted to buy but the salesman told me that the value will crash when the 2018 is announced as it will have 200 mi. So I didn't buy even though my work drive round trip is 40 miles. So if they are not launching with a 200 mile but if I have to wait at least a year for one then why should I wait and shouldn't I buy a 2017 at these prices and then in 2019 upgrade. Do you think it will be more than a 80% chance there will not be a 200 mile leaf before summer 2018?

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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:41 pm

If you don't need a 200m Leaf and if you charge on both ends of your commute it would probably be more cost effective to get a current generation Leaf. My commute is 62.5km(38.8m) one way. My 2015 gets me to work with 46-55% SOC depending on traffic above 7C ambiant temp. I had a 2016, 30kWh loaner and on the same commute I would get to work with 55-65% SOC above 7C ambiant. Get below 7C, or into freezing temperatures and I've seen as low as 22% SOC.

So if you charge on both ends, only need a commuter and very rarely need to go beyond your commute range, a 2017 Leaf with a steap discount will be really nice to your pocket book and get you into the single best commuter car in existence.

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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:52 pm

My drive to work is 30km, at work I have access to a standard 120 V plug and then my commute home is 30km. On weekends I do errands to of about 100km throughout a Saturday. We have our main vehicle so this is just for commuting (currently using a Mercedes glk for commuting so gas adds up!). Reason I am waiting is due to Canadian winters - I'm worried that in a coldest of days here in Ottawa, I won't get 60-80 km on a charge. I can't seem to locate any other Canadian winter drivers to get their experiences. But the price is so nice on the 2017 leafs!

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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:11 pm

Try the Canadian LEAF Owners Group on Facebook for some insights on winter range. https://www.facebook.com/groups/282243388457758/
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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:29 pm

I'm in the lower mainland of British Columbia. With my 2015 I could still coax 100km out of the car during our cold snap but never really went under -10C. Driving like a normal person gave me an effective 70-80km of range. I struggle with speed limits and over 50% of my commute is highway driving.

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