fotajoye wrote: ↑
Tue May 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Don't know why Nissan doesn't just offer the 40kWh battery as a replacement for all their cars, inclusive of the 2011- 2020 MY? they would only need to maintain an inventory of two battery items, the 40 kWh and 62 kWh batteries. There is cost savings in not building obsolete items and maintaining a larger inventory, plus this would increase the value of their used products, leading to higher follow on sales.
Having said this, I'm afraid those of us hoping for a positive battery resolution from Nissan will continue to be disappointed.
Hmm? Interesting. You might want to "consider the needs of the masses" over yours. I see Nissan's reasoning as rather transparent but lets look at choices.
**Offer a product that people are willing to pay for. $4500 plus labor is something I wouldn't do but it does seem to be very viable for quite a few people from what I have seen.
Or your option; Simplify the line and offer the 40 kwh for... well, no one knows how much but I will put money on it currently not being in nearly anyone's wheelhouse. Nissan saves money because 40 kwh is in current production and gains nearly zero customer loyalty.
Now, I don't really understand the ideology of paying over 5 grand to restore the car back to 24 kwh range in a better than new format. The new pack is better. There is no question about that but its 24 kwh. But I have been confused for a long time. I don't know why anyone would have purchased a 24 kwh EV in the first place. But we all have needs and they vary in roughly 330 million different ways.
Finally; the "hopes" have become reality for a growing number of LEAF drivers. But then again; that is what "they" say.
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