Stanton wrote:LTLFTcomposite wrote:All cars are pretty much just assemblies of stuff that comes from suppliers.
Yes...but not all the major systems in the car: motor/battery/inverter/charger !!!
At least Nissan designed most (if not all) of those for our Leafs...even if the (future) battery source is LG.
Exactly. Of course GM put all that in an econobox glider. They couldn't even spring for navigation in the car. I found that very annoying when I tried to see the maps and it may impact some data plans for users. When do you need a map the most? Perhaps in a remote area where there is no cell reception, really stupid design particularly for an EV.
At least Tesla makes the primary drive systems including the pack and the motors here in the US. The headlines of the Bolt as a Tesla killer is absurd. This could have been a really nice EV with some basic changes. Since everyone else was building it they sure had time to do that:)