Well, the showed the 60 kwh pack a few years back so its coming but in what vehicle? Did you see the rumors about an entire LEAF division with multiple platforms like SUVs and mini vans?internalaudit wrote:Interesting read David. I sure hope Nissan announces a 60 kWh battery version and an estimated delivery date for that. Here in Ontario, Canada, we currently have a very generous government incentive of about $11k USD after tax but if the incumbent political party loses the June 2018 election, that incentive may be removed by the winning party.DaveinOlyWA wrote:http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2017/08 ... ng-is.html
If you don't want to read the blog, for an "all in price" $35,375 (if the leak is accurate) I have climate package with the heated seats, hybrid heater, REAR HEATER VENTS!!!, the tech package, etc.
With the only drawback being range. With an estimated 38.4 kwh usable, that is 153.6 miles @ 4 miles per kwh.
that was what I can do with minimal compromise in my 2016 LEAF. The 2018 is supposedly more efficient which would imply that a higher range is likely but who knows, right?
But that is Summer (with AC blasting, driving "somewhat" illegally.... one speeding ticket so far... )
In Winter, we are now looking at an average of 3.5 miles per kwh or 134.4 miles per charge.
All of this is VERY much acceptable to me so much so that this is likely to be the first LEAF worth buying IMHO
The degradation is acceptable. What improvements have we to look forward to?
Well, as always, its my opinion that later 2017 builds will give us a hint. We already have 30 kwh packs failing but they all seem to have a 2015 build date.
The S trim was given the 30 kwh pack with VERY strange timing and I think that timing is significant (laugh if you want, you have a LOT of company!) and I think that the longevity of my pack will be a good indicator of what 40 KWHers can expect.
Or you can get an extra 80ish miles of range for a few thousand more with considerably less tech and "maybe" some comfort considerations.
or you can get something that is close in tech, much cooler and nearly double the range for well, the price of the 2017 LEAF AND the 2018...
yeah, like my only question here;
How is this a question?
Quite a few Tesla reservation holders who don't meet the full $7,500 credit (and are more cost conscious and practical) may switch over if a 50-60 kWh battery is what they want.
Wouldn't it be a shocker if Nissan announced several vehicles in 3 weeks?