Durandal wrote:Is the "V" in Vmotion stand for Vaporware? I honestly expected a true product announcement from Nissan. I guess we will have to wait until 2018. I think the traditional automakers are afraid to announce any specs until the final Model 3 reveal, in which case they will announce better specs on paper in order to steal thunder.
I'd like for Nissan to really offer up a good contender to the Bolt and Model 3, but they seem to be a bit slow to launch.
I wonder if they can just program whatever range they need for marketing purposes into the BMS at the expense of pack longevity once they know how much they need. They know the Bolt claims 238 miles, say the Model 3 claims 260 miles (for the $40k version), Nissan will make their pack do 265 miles for the $38,900 version of LEAF 2.0. and deal with the degradation problems later. By "deal with" I mean ignore the customer complaints and replace packs only if forced to.