cwerdna
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Re: some comments on Nissan EV Strategy

Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:49 pm

jlsoaz wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:02 am
If I recall, they did experiment at some point in the early 2010s I think with a 2x24 kWh pack configuration but that never made it, at the time.
Indeed, but apparently, it may have not been that early.

https://www.alliance-2022.com/blog/labo ... pare-time/
http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/E ... aid=148277
https://insideevs.com/news/329841/nissa ... ime-video/

The above are dated in July 2016. Not sure when they started but by the time they announced it, the engineering work for Bolt was probably done as GM probably would've been working on pre-production builds and production prep/ramp up.

1st Bolt deliveries happened Dec 13, 2016: https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en ... oltev.html.

GM gave Ghosn a peek at the Bolt, including the interior in January 2016: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... vy-bolt-ev.
jlsoaz wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:02 am
They also talked up (around 2013?) Infiniti North America offering a luxury BEV, but it became clear (at least, in my view) that the leaders at Infiniti did not really understand what that nascent market was about and why it might be important for them to pursue it. I'm also not sure that Nissan thought it was capable of the battery pack technology to achieve ranges that customers would pay luxury sedan prices for. I don't know if this was a matter of having the vision to commit resources to that key point, at the time, or whether they did try to do that.
There was https://global.nissannews.com/en/releas ... lang=en-US from 2012. I did go to Pebble Beach and Infiniti's tent/booth in 2012 (https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/201 ... cepts.html) and see the Infiniti LE concept. But, despite https://www.greencarreports.com/news/10 ... gher-range, it never shipped.

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Re: some comments on Nissan EV Strategy

Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:36 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:49 pm
jlsoaz wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:02 am
If I recall, they did experiment at some point in the early 2010s I think with a 2x24 kWh pack configuration but that never made it, at the time.
Indeed, but apparently, it may have not been that early.

https://www.alliance-2022.com/blog/labo ... pare-time/
http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/E ... aid=148277
https://insideevs.com/news/329841/nissa ... ime-video/

The above are dated in July 2016. Not sure when they started but by the time they announced it, the engineering work for Bolt was probably done as GM probably would've been working on pre-production builds and production prep/ramp up.

[....[
Thanks, but I was not referring to any 2016 look at this.

this is probably what I was remembering.
https://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/24/ni ... tery-leaf/
Nissan Tests 48 kWh Battery In Leaf
October 24th, 2013 by Nicholas Brown
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/10 ... range-well
October 22, 2013


I don't know how seriously we should take "Nissan Tests" but this is in any event closer to what I was saying.
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