Watched the reveal live from Japan yesterday of the '18 LEAF.
I'm stunned at the amount of whining and crying from US LEAF owners (and others) about what they didn't get yesterday. Who exactly took away your birthday?:
I've heard ALL this bitching because you didn't get:
- Liquid battery cooling
- 60, 80, 100 Kwh battery
- 200, 300, 400, 500mi range
- completely new body
- It's not as good as a Tesla that costs $60k more than a LEAF
- It's not as good as a Chevy! Bolt that costs $5k more and has no charging infrastructure
- Nissan is a terrible company because X
- Nissan lied to us
- Nissan doesn't care about us
I guess my reaction is, give me a break. Nissan has sold some 210,000 LEAF units worldwide, market acceptance is a definition of success. Absolutely NOBODY is twisting your arm to buy another LEAF, so I'd really, really appreciate it if all the people who are SO unhappy with Nissan NOT meeting their every single need to actually go buy something else if that's what they want to do.
Maybe next year we'll get a 60kwh battery next year and get 200mi range, but if you're expecting a space shuttle, you ought to go buy a space shuttle guys and do not expect a $35k car to tuck your shirt in every morning and make you breakfast.
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