powersurge wrote:People don't realize that we really don't need to have so much capacity in our cars on a daily basis. Why do I want to pay for and carry around a battery that will take me 200 miles if I only drive 50 miles per day?
The main reason people want a longer range EV is so that it can meet ALL of their needs. I am one of those individuals. I live an an area where available charging outside of my work is scarce, and would love to be able to ditch my ICE completely.
Longer range would also help make it so more people wouldn't have to charge outside of home or work (or both), freeing up more charging stations along the way for those of us who take that occasional longer trip. It would also allow us to charge less often along trips, which also frees up stations.
Of course, if your only needs are to drive a 25 mile radius from your home, the current battery capacity is plenty. I could see Nissan continuing to offer 2 or more capacities for different prices, similar to how Tesla has done.