JonathanT
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:19 pm

Yes, typo, I do indeed mean 40 kWh.

The general manager at the dealership had received notification from Nissan. He was looking at a computer screen with details of the vehicles he was going to get, colors, packages, et cetera. I'm not sure if Nissan had stated they were resuming production in October, or whether that was his guesstimate.
2013 SV, then 2019 SL powered by 9.9 kW solar PV array in NJ

rhover
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Location: San Diego

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:19 pm

eplus wrote:
alozzy wrote:So, this is weird...

https://www.nissan.ca/en/electric-cars/leaf

The Nissan Canada website mentions 2019, but this seems to be the 2018 LEAF, based on the specs listed. Maybe they are getting ready to release the 2019?

I noticed that too the other day. It's weird that they would have the 2019 now for no apparent reason. I used the Internet Archive to see what that page looked like earlier in the year, and the only difference is the model year and the price is a little higher now.


I read a couple of articles about 2019 Leafs in Australia, and they seem to say the same thing - the 2018 Leaf US specs for their 2019 version. I don't think they got a 2018 Leaf over there.
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geefish
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:15 am

Australian Leaf specifications are yet to be finalised according to Nissan Australia. Expected deliveries to start March 2019. I've read some speculation on Australian EV forums that Nissan have delayed the release in order to offer the larger battery model with increased range, given Australia's lack of charging infrastructure. Originally, in 2017, Nissan Australia said the expected release date for the Leaf was going to be October 2018. So far, only one sample has been available to journalists in Australia, and Nissan was at pains to stress that it was a 2018 European model specification.

Newporttom
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:41 am

So prices for 2019 Leafs have been announced and the 60Kwh version is "in the future". That's not a good sign. I'm ready to buy and waiting on that version.
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GetOffYourGas
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:51 am

Hopefully not long now. I suspect the 40kWh 2019s will launch in the fall, with the 60kWh version coming in the spring. But with the debacle with selling their battery division, I wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer still for Nissan to introduce it.

Nissan is in no rush. The 40kWh Leafs are still selling well world-wide. It's mostly the US market that really needs/wants the 60kWh Leaf.
~Brian

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eplus
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:27 am

I'm also just waiting for the 60 kWh (or 64 whatever it turns out to be). Sounds like the 40 kWh 2019 is available now, according to the press release: "on sale now at LEAF Certified Nissan dealers nationwide."

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -2019-leaf

iPlug
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:56 am

So still waiting for the ~60kWh Leaf ePlus, $35k MSRP Tesla Model 3 SR, and EPA 258mi range Kona EV also recently pushed back for delivery in the U.S..
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GetOffYourGas
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:59 am

iPlug wrote:So still waiting for the ~60kWh Leaf ePlus, $35k MSRP Tesla Model 3 SR, and EPA 258mi range Kona EV also recently pushed back for delivery in the U.S..


2019 is looking to be another exciting year for BEVs!
~Brian

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2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
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gesingle
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:11 pm

The lease on my 2015 Leaf ends next week, so I called NMAC to request an extension until the e-Plus is available. They said the e-Plus is scheduled for mid March 2019 and granted me a 7 month lease extension at the same monthly payment. I didn't ask about price. This was a couple of days before today's announcement of prices for the 2019 40 kWh models.

Kieran973
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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:01 pm

It is indeed disappointing that the 60 kWh version of the 2019 is arriving vaguely "in the future." However, the 40 kWh 2019 model could potentially be an improvement on the 2018. Here are some important questions (in my opinion) that still need to be answered about the 40 kWh 2019:

1. Who makes the battery? AESC or LG Chem? If the 2019 40 kWh Leaf has an LG Chem battery, then it would most likely hold its 151-mile range for much longer than the 2018 40 kWh Leaf.

2. What is the quick charging speed? Same "50kW" speed as the 2018, or the "100 kW' speed of the 2019?

3. Will Nissan quietly fix the rapidgate issue in the 2019 40 kWh Leaf?

I'm not holding my breath, but if the answer to even one of these questions is good, then the 40 kWh 2019 would be a significantly better car than the 2018.

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