It probably won't happen soon enough. What we have is what we have- we just need to exploit what this car is good at. It's a good runabout and it's a good commuter car. It's not a vacation car, it's not a road trip car- quick charge or no quick charge. Ghosn has publicly come out and said they aren't marketing the car for those purposes. You make a good point. Even if there were quick charge stations, and even if I had a LEAF equipped with some sort of quick charge standard, if I have to do a 400 mile roadtrip, I'm not going to take a LEAF- that's for sure. That is, unless gas went up to $6/gal.DANandNAN wrote:Can you imagine owning an ICE and stopping to refuel every 65-75 miles for 50 minutes? ICE owners can't and that's why the Leaf's sales are down. We need batteries to get more efficient with a distance comparable to an ICE.
Those are the two ways I see EVs going mainstream. 1) Gas prices explode. 2) There's a battery technology game changer. Otherwise, it's just a commuter or runabout for most drivers- even though it does those two things better than any gas car that I've driven, IMHO.