TonyWilliams wrote:This appears to be Nissan's answer to the Kia Soul EV, but obviously they will have to compete against the GM Bolt in just 1.5 years (likely a 36-40kWh battery).
The Tesla Model 3 will likely be offered as a 50kWh car, with a real 200 mile range at 55mph on perfect days.
Not that my crystal ball is any better than yours, but I'm guessing the base Model 3 will have a 60 kWh battery. Musk has said that he wants a minimum 200 mile "real world" range and 50 kWh won't achieve that.
We need over 200 miles range in the real world, not 200 miles in ‘air-conditioning off, driving on flat road’ mode.
I wouldn't be surprised if the base Model 3 had a 70 kWh battery (with the S and X getting sizable increases over current options).
I don't expect the Gen2 LEAF to be competitive with the Model 3, if the latter car is released near the targeted price and specs.