Been thinking about the 2019 E-plus having new batteries in them and a TMS. Seems if you've done all the management for a new batteries and a TMS, the simplest, easiest thing to do when developing a lower cost version is to have them be identical except one has a smaller battery.
So the 2019 base editions would be 40 and the E-plus versions would be 60 but both have the LG Chem batteries and a TMS,
There is also supposed to bigger motor, faster chargers etc. I suppose you could maintain 2 systems, but seems it would be simpler all around to have everything the same except battery size.
Would solve Nissan's biggest criticism across the board.
In my daydreaming about this, I envision pressure to get the new model out. The new car design is ready but not the new battery/charger, etc. So rather than wait till 2019, they put out a new design with the same "guts", and when 2019 models come out they ALL have the same motors, batteries, charger, but there is also an E-Plus version.
It would make the 2018 a "one-off" model year.
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