GRA wrote:After all, lack of range is the single most important issue that people have with BEVs.
No, it's the single most important issue that people have with Leafs, because the Leaf is actually a pretty nice little car. The range stands out against that. Give most people an iMiEV and their first complaint is not going to be the range.
Agreed. iMiEV is just a bit on the wrong side of "not enough car", and "too weird". This is one thing Nissan got very right. Different enough to get noticed, but not too weird, nor overt "punishment car", to borrow from Tesla founder...
I'm pretty happy with our LEAF. I'd love to see more range and better commitment to addressing owners' concerns about the battery, and of course a more durable battery. I'd like to have purchase make sense vs. a lease. If purchase doesn't make sense, there's obviously a problem.