mkjayakumar
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:20 pm

I don't trust this article one bit. If Nissan can give a true 100 miles, aka 120 EPA miles Leaf that will be great
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:24 pm

mkjayakumar wrote:I don't trust this article one bit. If Nissan can give a true 100 miles, aka 120 EPA miles Leaf that will be great
That 186 miles comes from earlier articles quoting Andy Palmer where he says 300 kms is needed to compete with upcoming FCEV vehicles. Since it is also close to 150 EPA miles a survey talked about in Jan, I think it has quite a bit of credibility.

As to the drawings themselves - it is not clear whether these are made by the mag or supposed to be leaked images from Nissan. It is possible these are leaked by Nissan to gauge the reaction (the so called trial balloon).
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:10 pm

Devin wrote:I wonder where they moved the charge ports.
Inductive charging. (Just a guess) ;)
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:13 am

Devin wrote:I wonder where they moved the charge ports.
Behind the fake grill ? Plunging V can be lifted up revealing charging ports.
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:04 am

ElectricEddy wrote:
Devin wrote:I wonder where they moved the charge ports.
Inductive charging. (Just a guess) ;)
Why would folks wana pay more for less (efficiency) ??
Inductive = loss .... and greater expense. For now, it's just a gimmick.
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:01 pm

hill wrote:
ElectricEddy wrote:
Devin wrote:I wonder where they moved the charge ports.
Inductive charging. (Just a guess) ;)
Why would folks wana pay more for less (efficiency) ?? Inductive = loss .... and greater expense. For now, it's just a gimmick.
For the same reason that people are willing to pay more for most any labor-saving device, even though they cost more and are less efficient than doing it manually. If you use a power lawnmower instead of a push mower, have devices controlled by remotes so you don't have to walk a few steps or get out of your car, or use a cell phone instead of a landline, you know what convenience is worth to you. The extra cost/lower efficiency of inductive charging is minimal compared to the cost of buying gas, not to mention the cost of being late for work because you forgot to plug the car in the day before. And then there are the security, reliability, safety and liability benefits of public inductive EVSEs, which are even greater than for personal ones.

Edit: Via GCC,

"Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself"

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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:16 pm

I like it.

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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:51 am

I don't really care how it looks. All I care about is functionality and cost. If it can be a super cheap car to drive around in the city, great! If it has much longer range for a small increase in price, that's great too. But I'm OK with renting an ICE for the occasional road trip if needed.
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:08 pm

I'm starting to get a little apprehensive about not hearing any recent news about LEAF 2.0. For a while, we were getting little hints and snippets about upcoming potential Gen 1 MY's and Gen 2.0. But now, after the exec shake up and news about battery sourcing, we aren't hearing anything.

I understand that they don't want to dampen sales of 2015/2016 (Gen 2 is 2017, right?), but I would very much like to have something hinted at. :)

Has anyone else heard or read anything recent?
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Re: 2016 Leaf to have up to 180 miles of range!!!

Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:16 pm

One of the (many) reasons why I am looking elsewhere...
BoulderLeaf wrote:I'm starting to get a little apprehensive about not hearing any recent news about LEAF 2.0. For a while, we were getting little hints and snippets about upcoming potential Gen 1 MY's and Gen 2.0. But now, after the exec shake up and news about battery sourcing, we aren't hearing anything.I understand that they don't want to dampen sales of 2015/2016 (Gen 2 is 2017, right?), but I would very much like to have something hinted at. :)
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