ALF wrote:It is disappointing to me that it may take that long for a Leaf 2 to hit the showrooms, but I'm not seeing anybody else on a faster timetable. Sure, we keep hearing about $35K 200-mile-range cars coming out from Tesla and Chevy, and possibly VW, but at this point they are all mythical beasts. Do any of these other manufacturers actually have a firm timetable on when their cars will arrive so I can buy one?
No...but you already knew that, right
When the dust settles, I still expect Nissan to be the first out of the gate with a sub-$40k BEV with 150-200 mile range. Their offer of a 30kWh battery pack in 2016 is an indicator that they have already seen some improvement in power density; now all they need to do is increase the number of modules (which for all we know can be made smaller).