LeftieBiker wrote:This particular Leaf is down four bars, IIRC. It has a range of about 40 miles, not 75. It is common enough to advertise the original EPA range, but to give that number - or a figure close to it - as the current range is no different from advertising, say, a Civic hybrid with a bad battery as getting 45MPG when it is completely incapable of doing so. I'm a bit surprised that you think dealers should be able to lie about something as basic and vital as range when selling used EVs. We'll just have to disagree on this.
You misunderstand my point. The dealer is simply reporting new car specs. You can BET that they do not represent the car as new or that it meets new car specs. You are misreading the advert.
Does the dealer want
you to think that the car will have a 75 mile range ? Of course. But that is besides the point.
And incidentally, the dealer is just as clueless as it is misleading. It paid over $6k for that car. Would you like to legislate minimum competency ? It is not a bad idea -- revoke voting rights from trumpers, for a start.