https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1 ... pact-car
"The 2020 Leaf SL is only available with the bigger 62-kw battery and costs $44,825, including destination. It adds a heated steering wheel, heated mirrors, LED lights, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, rear HVAC, Bose audio, Nissan's suite of active driver-assistance features called ProPilot Assist, and a surround-view camera system."
I know there are discounts and rebates but these prices are to close to Model 3 prices for my comfort for a much less quality and sorry battery longevity tract record.
One guy in the comments claim to have purchased a 2019 Leaf with the 40 wKh battery for $13K net. Even for a S that sounds great. He stated the small battery is not selling so Nissan is dealing to move them.
Assuming Nissan returns my 2016 Leaf SL with a high specking battery with 4.5 year/75,000 mile battery coverage remaining I should be good for another 4 years when my wife plans to retire. At that time if Nissan is still trying to get traction in the EV market I think a used Model Y would be of interest. I really need the height of the Leaf over the Model 3 so I can get in and out of it. The Leaf is physically a good fit for me and my physical limitations today.
Full self driving is a real need in my case due to the arthritis. My 13 mile one way trip to town is 1.5 lane and 2 lane only and I take paths in town with traffic lights vs. stop signs unless it is 4 way stops.
I love our Leaf but the range down 40% in 3 years and 21.5K miles is not success. The 2015 with the 24 battery actually seems the best car today in a technical sense.
Hopefully the factory tech with the new Leaf computer system can find another reason for the short battery life in our car other than back battery technology. I told them to keep my Leaf and use it to get their two Leaf techs up to speed on the new computer system since they are only 75 miles from the factory.