In your blog entry, you wrote
6.6 KW charging for all! (If you have the proper level 2 EVSE) This is the first year Nissan will be providing a dual power EVSE charging at 120 volts (likely at 12 amps) or 240 volts (will provide the full 6.6 KW or 27.5 amps meaning a 40 amp service will be needed) but its only standard on the SL trim. You must have the charge package on the S trim to get it or the tech package on the SV to get it.
At https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-2296901
, it's been pointed out to me that 6.6 kW OBC on all trims may not be true.
Not sure if Zaxxon over there is right or if there's some issue with https://www.nissanusa.com/electric-cars/2018-leaf/
. What he points out is still there today.
If we don't know by this Thursday, 9/14, I'll be asking that question to the Nissan corporate rep at a Sunnyvale EVent that evening.
So, I just returned from the Sunnyvale EVent.
In the marketing guy's (Brian, he's from corporate based in Franklin, TN) slides, it specifically mentions 6.6 kW OBC even on the S trim. I confirmed w/him verbally afterward that all trims, even base S would include 6.6 kW OBC.
I also asked him afterward if the versions w/o the 120/240 volt EVSE would still include a 120 volt L1 EVSE. He said yes. In his presentation, he also mentioned the parts depts would also stock the dual voltage EVSE.
He did have an entry for the model year 2019 Leaf which he said would have 225+ miles of range. I asked if he could comment model year or calendar year. Model year was all he could say on that.
One interesting slide he had up, which I should've taken a pic of was comparing the 2018 base Leaf with a few other competitors (Ioniq Electric, e-Golf and Focus Electric). They all cost within $500 to $1K of 2018 S but had less range, around 115 - 124 miles on EPA test and all of them had less hp (or kW) than the Leaf.
The slide also had entries for Bolt, Model 3 and lastly, the greater range MY 2019 Leaf w/price TBD.
He also confirmed that one of the screen choices on the left LCD is a digital speedometer.
There was the question about whether e-Pedal would use friction brakes to slow down if the battery was already very full (e.g. near 100%). The answer was yes. :/ Question: Is there a setting to charge to a lower level than 100%? Answer: No.
The vehicle on display looked like a fully loaded 1 w/CHAdeMO, I think the ProPilot (blue) button), leather and power driver's seat. I recall seeing a camera at the top of the windshield near the mirror. The VIN started with a 1, so it was built in the US, not Japan.
The turnout was big and it was weird to have a long line to get into a Nissan building. A big thank you to Nissan for hosting the event and bringing a 2018 Leaf!