tap, tap tap... is this thing on? Carlos Ghosn are you listening???
from the comment section http://insideevs.com/leaf-sales-to-doub ... -december/
here we are beginning to see the issue bleed into the public domain:
"No, they need to fix the capacity loss problem first. Nissan screwed up royally by not giving the batteries any sort of temperature control and customers are paying for it. Nissan isn’t standing beside those customers, the warranty states that as long as the battery still charges it’s good. So, it may only get 20-30 miles per charge in a few years but that’s totally fine. Unless you’re a LEAF owner who’s stuck with a car with half it’s range from 5 yrs ago.
2 owners already lost 2 bars on their LEAF’s and that could about 25% range lost. 2 owners, out of 13,000 but it’s only been a year."
Volusiano wrote: JPWhite wrote:
GaslessInSeattle wrote:For Nissan to claim this is normal seems more potentially damaging to them financially in terms of low future sales than discretely handling these cases in a more generous manner. For me, the trust gap with Nissan over battery capacity is growing. Consumer confidence is key if they really want this technology to grow; my confidence in the product is declining with seeing how they handle each of these extreme cases.
Battery capacity degradation has always been the single biggest concern any potential buyer would want to know before making their purchase decision. Nissan might have been able to fool early adopters with vague assurances about capacity degradation before. But now that the cat is out of the bag, Nissan is going to have to sell this issue to a much tougher crowd than the early adopters.
If Nissan is not going to handle this right, nobody is going to trust Nissan anymore, and even people in cooler climate would now think twice about buying a product from a company that can't be trusted. So the bigger issue now all of a sudden is not just about capacity degradation, but is about TRUST.
Which issue would Nissan rather deal with in order to meet their ambitious future sale projection? Without TRUST, you can't win any business.
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