When I got to the display for Nissan I asked when will we see the first 60Kw arriving. The first rep said January February 2019. The Second Rep chimed in with Oct. this year. OK great a definitive soon.
Then asked about TMS. Just that way..TMS. The Nissan Rep actually asked what's TMS. My reply Thermal Management System.
Now the knee bender for me.
According to the Rep the 2019 Leaf will have “NO” thermal management system. I pushed and said that’s not what I’ve been reading. He pushed back with – I’m Nissan and “No Thermal Management in 2019.
First off, battery capacity is measured in kWh, not "Kw".
Second, thermal management has all been rumor. I've never seen ANY confirmation or statement from Nissan officially stating there would be thermal management on the model year 2019 or ~60 kWh Leaf. All they've said about model year 2019 is "For those who want more excitement and performance, Nissan will also offer a new higher power, longer range version at a higher price for the 2019 model year" from http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit
. They also referred to it at the unveil in Japan, verbally.
And, slightly more recently (but still last year), they'd put up a slide stating 225+ miles of range. I pointed to it at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 01#p532101
Anything else is all rumor. Please provide pointers/links to what you've been reading. I keep seeing people taking rumors
like at https://pushevs.com/2017/12/29/nissan-s ... mpetition/
and echoing them as fact. As far as I'm concerned, beyond what was in the slides shown by official Nissan corporate folks (e.g. 225+ mile EPA range rating) some of it is just wishful thinking. AFAIK, they're all rumors until we hear official word.