Firetruck41 wrote:I mostly agree with the previous post, except I don't know anyone who has ever rented a car for a "driving" getaway. 60kwh should have a large portion of urban/suburban America covered.
You need to visit your local Enterprise Rent a Car on a weekend and chat up the other renters (as I have). Weekend rates are so low for unlimited miles (both via Enterprise and whomever Priceline.com finds), it is often hard to justify putting "that many miles" on the car you own, particularly if you own one that isuncomfortable and a gas hog, If you can get "the car" for 90 bucks and drive it 360 miles, you've paid just 25c/mi for "the car" cost of the trip and gets you a far nicer/newer car than most people own, and often more fuel efficient. So it is "a thing".
And back to the point, 60kWh is what doubles, triples, or quadruples the number of EVs on the road, and creates the patronage/demand for more charging stations "organically". So I agree with Nissan that their role in this should be (1) a 60kWh battery (and anything else to increase practicality/value-proposition which radically increase sales to "home charging" households) and (2) no charge to charge (patronage for charging stations)