Many are most unsatisfied with the continued cheaper battery path Nissan continues to take with no active thermal management. Plenty of theories abound for this decision.
Our 2016 30kWh Leaf SV lease is up in April. We got a great deal on that lease and have to imagine the low quality battery packs had a lot to do with it. That's a big problem for those who live in warm climates and didn't get a great deal on their lease or purchase. It's also lousy for those who want to keep the vehicle for many years but the range becomes insufficient for their needs.
That makes it a poor value for some, but great for others like ourselves. Hoping the e-Plus will push down lease prices further for the 40kWh battery trims when our lease is up, in which case we may go with another lease.
2016 Leaf SV (leased) + 2012 Plug-in Prius (own), 11.43 kW Solar PV (16 MWh/yr actual production), Clipper Creek 7.7 kW charging stations x2, 20.5 SEER/13.0 HSPF ducted air-source heat pump, 3.70 UEF heat pump water heater, Variable Speed Pool Pump