WetEV wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:28 am
danrjones wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:18 am
Maybe it is just me, but I like having the charge port on the front.
Me too. Most of the DCQC stations are nose in, so the charge port in the front works well. Charge port on the side is a loser in tight parking.
I wonder what the reasoning is.
As someone who has driven Leaf for over 6 years and has had my Bolt since Feb 2019, I can safely say a driver's side fender inlet location is really inferior for the way most DC FC and L2 setups are in the US.
You don't really realize it as much until you have to deal with it. I posted about why at viewtopic.php?p=548912#p548912
And, now that I've actually used my Bolt's SAE Combo inlet a bunch of times, I also have to make sure I park close enough so the cable can reach over to the side. At two DC FC's at ChargePoint HQ, I feel like I have to get real close (forward) vs. what my Surround Vision camera shows in order for it to reach.
IMHO, it would be quite a disappointment if Nissan shipped a vehicle w/a long hood and inlets on the sides.