Some more sources showing the next Nissan Leaf's battery may disappoint, with ranges less than the Bolt. Let's run some new numbers.https://www.forbes.com/sites/bertelschm ... b382584b08
"Nissan’s long-awaited second generation of its battery-electric Leaf could make a public appearance as early as in a few weeks. However, the car’s range could initially be a little less than the expected 400 kilometers (250 miles) per the optimistic Japanese standard."
"The not-so-good news is that rumors won’t die in Yokohama that Nissan may have a little problem with its battery, which could lead “to a little disappointment” when the new Leaf finally is announced. In its first year of existence, the new Leaf’s range could be not quite as breath-taking, consistent Yokohama scuttlebutt says, and the far-ranging version could come a little later as an option."
If we run some estimations from the first quote, saying the range will initially be a little less than 400 km using the Japanese standard (JC08):
JC08 says the current 84 EPA Leaf gets 141 miles, according to http://www.hybridcars.com/ids-concept-f ... ssan-leaf/
So, that is a scale of 59.57%. Apply that to 400 km, you get 238 km, or 147.886 EPA miles. However, it was said it would be a little less than this.
The next Nissan Leaf still could definitely have only 134 miles, maybe a little more from more than expected aero improvements. Still supports a 37.44kWh battery.