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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:23 pm

Haven't had a chance to watch more than a few seconds of https://insideevs.com/features/453986/v ... over-tour/.

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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:38 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Haven't had a chance to watch more than a few seconds of https://insideevs.com/features/453986/v ... over-tour/.
side charging port...disappointing. Next
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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:44 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:38 pm
side charging port...disappointing. Next
Agree. From my experience w/Bolt's driver's side fender port vs Leaf, I can safely say the center nose is best for most public and workplace charging in the US.

It cracks me up/annoys me when I see defenders on Bolt groups about the side port position and who deride the center nose position. I suspect they've never owned/leased a car with the inlet where Leaf has it. Most folks who have had a Leaf or other center nose inlet vehicles that have moved to Bolt agree with me.

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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:54 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:44 pm
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:38 pm
side charging port...disappointing. Next
Agree. From my experience w/Bolt's driver's side fender port vs Leaf, I can safely say the center nose is best for most public and workplace charging in the US.

It cracks me up/annoys me when I see defenders on Bolt groups about the side port position and who deride the center nose position. I suspect they've never owned/leased a car with the inlet where Leaf has it. Most folks who have had a Leaf or other center nose inlet vehicles that have moved to Bolt agree with me.
I can see their point. With EVgo's long cables, the port location doesn't really matter but with EA's shorter heavier cables, its a major issue. I don't see how people can put up with the hassle AND support it?
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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:23 pm

For me, even w/EVgo, it matters as I have to often decide where to park where it wouldn't have mattered on Leaf.

With EA for the site I've used, I do have to pick the right spot and direction on Bolt, otherwise the cable won't reach or I have to jut out of the parking spot. Given EA's new pricing, it's currently unlikely I will ever use EA now except if I go on a long-distance/road trip.

Yeah, EA's cables are very heavy and stiff. :(

The usual reasons for "justifying" a driver's side front fender inlet are:
- front end damage could make the car unable to charge - well, I've never seen ANY EV of any brand w/front end damage on the road.
- snow/ice clogs up the front - not a prob where I am but there was a reply where one guy side it was never a prob on his Leaf and IS a problem on his Bolt. I can't speak whether this is a prob on Leaf, but if so and Bolt doesn't have the problem, I guess I can agree with that...

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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:47 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:38 pm
cwerdna wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Haven't had a chance to watch more than a few seconds of https://insideevs.com/features/453986/v ... over-tour/.
side charging port...disappointing. Next
Couldn't help but notice that they wouldn't let him show the trunk "because there's stuff back there."

Why is there stuff in the press car?

Something weird is going on with the trunk space in this car.
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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:48 pm

If like the Kia Soul there is virtually no cargo area with the rear seats up, they won't want to advertise it. Hard to believe that they did that.
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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:38 pm

The car that is being used for the long lead press articles is a very early prototype "roller" that does not run. The rear area probably isn't finished out either.
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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:26 pm

GCR:
2022 Nissan Ariya prototype: First impressions, and 5 things to look forward to
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... forward-to
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Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:55 pm

Per the video CATL sourced cells. I'd love to know the story behind that since I thought Nissan still has contractual obligations with its old factory, and for years it was presumed that Nissan was going to buy LG cells for the Ariya.

I've forgotten -- is it CATL that produces the cheap(er) LiFePO4 cells that Tesla also uses ? If so, it explains the loss of the frunk. Nissan needed more space for the less dense battery.
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