First, I was reviewing the press release from 2017
https://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa ... ev-drivers
I want to say:
for partnering with BMW and EVgo to install a reliable and well-supported DC Quick-Charge Station in Tucson.
I can't tell if you have partnered on one or both of these but going by the reviews, these two EVgo stations that are in Tucson have really upped the ante on establishing a much better public quick-charging infrastructure that drivers can count on.
I don't presently drive a vehicle that can make use of these stations, but I'm considering trading my Volt for a BEV as soon as I can afford a used BEV with a liquid-cooled battery pack and a 150-200+ mile range. These types of public infrastructure moves will help me lean toward making that BEV purchase decision.
2. Next, here are some new inter-related ideas (or at least ones I haven't mentioned in awhile):
(Note: EVgo does not make it easier to figure out how to get in touch with them directly to request or suggest a station for one's area, so that is another reason I am mentioning here:)
Please consider that there is only one single working public L2 station, and no DCQC, between Tucson and Hermosillo (a drive of 241 miles). With this in mind I suggest:
a) consider allowing the Nogales, Mexico Nissan dealership to sell Leafs. I don't know all the considerations that go into this, but I do know that Nissan has a very strong leadership position in Mexico (about 20-25% of sales by unit volume?). The population of Nogales, Mexico is 200,000+ people and I suspect there could be a few potential EV sales. In the past, with the Leaf's poor cooling system, sales in Arizona and Mexico may have been a poor idea (since the vehicles would so quickly lose their residual value without a battery replacement), but now that liquid cooling is coming into play (or so I've heard), I suggest this would be a good time to revisit the question of selling those liquid cooled Leafs in Nogales, Mexico.
b) along with this (or even if Nissan decides not to sell Leafs quite yet in Nogales), please consider partnering with EVgo to install one or more public charge stations between Tucson and Hermosillo. That is a stretch of about 60 miles on the US side, and then about 180 miles on the Mexican side. The highway on the Mexican side has recently been going through significant and impressive upgrades and the timing may help a little with installing one or two along that stretch (even if they are just L2). There are dozens of candidate sites on both sides, and I will refrain from listing some, but please feel free to have someone contact me if they want some ideas. I am somewhat involved in that I have partnered to install that one station that's already along the route, and can offer some ideas.