4. Any competitor to the Tesla products must have a robust quick recharging / battery swapping capability. My advice; buy into the Tesla Supercharger network.
Just three words to say in response to this suggestion.
Yes yes and YES!!
Actually I have more
. With Ecotality in financial straits and allegedly guilty of fudging govt reimbursements, charging a EV may become very challenging in the not to distant future in many LEAF key markets.
If you think I want to go to a Nissan / Infiniti dealer for a charge, guess again. I don't want to beg for a fob, ask permission, fight with for-sale ICE cars in the spots, not open 24 hours, and don't want a leering salesman around. That's the current Nissan CHAdeMO model in the USA.
This can be addressed. If Boswells a small Harley Davidson dealer in Nashville can make their dealership a destination (some of the best catfish in Nashville), car dealers could do the same. Offer food and/or refreshments while folks juice up. I have zero interest in motorcycles, but I've been to Boswells many times.
5. There is no reason Nissan can't build a better mouse trap, but the committee process of Nissan is not a match for a driven, ambitious, make-it-happen, autocratic guy like Elon Musk. He will eventually move on to other things, but I recommend finding that guy in your company and putting him in charge of that future car, with a budget to make it happen.
Agreed. The current OEM business model is out dated. If Nissan can be one of the first to reinvent themselves, one product line at a time starting with EV's, they will be poised for great success.
2011 Blue SL-e, 132,400 Miles.
Lost 5 Capacity bars
7/18/13 (29,206), 8/25/14 (51,728), 7/12/15 (71.108), 5/12/16 (88,362), 10/17/16 (96,532)
New Battery 12/3/16 (98,956)
2018 Model 3 20,000 Miles.