evnow wrote:The problem with lower range EVs is that you can't drive it worry free because of aging/capacity loss and cold weather range.
Till now Nissan is paying for most of the capacity loss by offering cheap leases. That won't happen indefinitely. I think the range will stabilize around 300 miles minimum once the batteries are easily below $50/kWh with only econoboxes offering lower range.
notta gonna happen!!!
too many people just fine with the LEAF as is. What we hear is a relatively small portion of the LEAF community with either above average need, unwillingness to compromise, or simply too paranoid for their own good (helped by Nissan instrumentation I might add) and we take that to be the norm.
well it is not. I talk with people nearly every day who are just fine with the range the LEAF provides and that number is growing by huge leaps and bounds right now and the reason?
not hard to understand. its lightly used LEAFs for $8,000 or new ones for $20,000.
FYI; I mentioned I was offered a super cheap buyout of my 2013 S and the response was 100% the same.
"I don't like the range of my LEAF either but for THAT price, I will make it work!"
so your ideology that 300 miles is the minimum? yeah that will only work if the car is offered at the same price as any other econobox gasser
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles. 2016 S30; 16,015 miles. 363 GIDs, Ahr 81.90, Hx; 98.25% kwh 28.1 QCs 141, L2's 170
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