Dooglas wrote:Leafs for the continental US market are built in the US, not shipped from Japan. Now, where Hawaii gets their Leafs, I don't know.
They would get them from the US mainland, as they still have to be EPA and NHTSA certified. The numbers of cars sold in Hawaii (particularly Leafs) would not be economically feasible for Nissan to make in Japan for just that small market when it can source them from the same place as for the other 49 states. Also, Honolulu to Tokyo is over 3800 miles as the crow flies. Honolulu to LA is less than 2600 miles.
As far as possible Nissan models on board, a quick Google search shows the following US-spec Nissans coming from Japan: Rogue Sport (Qashqai in other markets), 370Z, and GT-R. There may be others, particularly if some of these Nissans are actually Infinitis. Of course there could be other brands on board, but only Nissan (and Honda, with 41 vehicles) has confirmed they had a shipment on board this vessel.
As far as the cause of the fire, that could be anything. Other types of ships that don't carry automobiles catch fire, including cruise ships.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.