I'm still trying to figure out the pricing of the leaf.GaleHawkins wrote: ↑Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:29 am$30K EV's with 300 miles of range are still a few years away I expect. EV's today are net losers for their makers it seems. Tesla reports more net loss than profits over the years.
EV's are not a commodity items today. One can get the Leaf's gas sister the Versa starting around $15K.
Today EV's are not for the budget minded vehicle buyer. We're paying a premium to help finance future transportation technologies.
If we take 15 as the price for the sister add a 40 pack at today's prices of $156 / Kwh, I get 21240. Assuming we are talking base trim S this still gives Nissan wiggle room for add-ons for the EV side of things and profit. What does the transmission cost in an EV? What does the Leaf's motor cost? And then subtract off iCE components no longer needed, such as that ICE and transmission and oil pan and so on. I do not know what those are so I cannot finish but it would be interesting to know.