FWIW, many people seemed to expect a doubling of the battery size in the 2015 model, yet we still have the same 24kWh. I personally would not be surprised if Nissan drags out the current battery until Leaf 2.0 in spring 2017 (model year 2018). Yes, the car will be long in the tooth, but what is their competition doing? Oh wait, what competition?
Soul EV and e-Golf, just to name two.
Said like a true Californian.
"Kia tells us that the Soul EV will only be available in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland."
So for those of us in the other 45 US states the Soul EV doesn't exist as competition.
Though I hear they are selling it all over Canada, and parts of Europe.
They are selling it nationally here in Canada.
Yes, if by nationally you mean in 6-10 dealerships spread across three provinces. Each dealership allotted 1-2 Soul EVs per month until the supply of 50-60 units runs out.
so how about that e-Golf by VW?
According to VW, the E-Golf vehicle will be available “only at participating Volkswagen dealers in select states.” California dealerships are most likely to have inventory, but shoppers in these states should check with local dealers to confirm participation: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Gee, maybe 5 more states in the list but still not my state so again not an option.