Let us get to a place where we can all agree on a number of points and move forward from there.....
I think we can all agree that:
- EVs have not been pushed into the market at anywhere near the rate that would be expected in the past 10 YEARS.
- There does not appear to be a market (or aftermarket) for the long-term maintenance and repair of EVs, especially for the multitude of Leafs
that are already out there.
- New EVs are continually hyped, and released while an adequate volume of new EVs are not making it to dealers for sale.
- Nissan is apparently changing its business model direction of the Leaf to be in the "luxury-priced" level in the future.
What does that say to me?:
1) The current population of Leafs in the hands of consumers will be abandoned by the company, without the potential of long-term spare parts. (Car will be killed prematurely from company neglect).
2) As per recently published news items, Tesla, Nissan, and other companies will relegate the EV to a position of high-priced, luxury "toy" status, where drivers will not own the cars, but lease them while the cars are new. (The ultimate fate of the cars will be in the hands of car companies when the leases are returned).
3) Car companies (while petroleum is abundant and cheap) are in no rush to shoot themselves in the foot by saying bye-bye to the $$$ they can
make from ICE cars.
What do you think?