Marktm wrote: ↑Wed Sep 27, 2023 5:47 am
SageBrush wrote: ↑Tue Sep 26, 2023 9:21 pm
Even though my opinions of Nissan are terrible and I am NOT a fan of the battery tech, your car tempted me enough to give it serious consideration. In the end, I decided to hold off on an EV purchase until the new year for a better tax break.
Good luck with your sale, I imagine the car will go pretty quicly if a reasonably local person is interested.
Do you know of a better used EV tax break than $4000 that might be on the horizon?
No new tax break news. For me it is a matter of not being able to take advantage of the used EV tax credit (again)
The LEAF has its issues. For one, it is likely to be a local buyer. Second, I imagine the buyer is either clueless or quite well informed. The middle ground probably shy away from the car, particularly in hot Texas. When I mentioned the LEAF to my wife she turned up her nose at the memory of our LEAF and the car management we adopted to avoid accelerated pack degradation. I tried to tell her that a 60 kWh LEAF has enough range buffer to absorb a lot of degradation without impacting usage but she (perhaps rightly) does not want to hear that story again.
Our Chevy Bolt has much better thermal management and CCS charging (not great, but not CHAdeMO bad) -- and yet it is still an extended local car like the LEAF because CCS is iffy and the Bolt DC charges at around 40-ish kW which is too slow for our preferences. So in the end the two cars fill much the same niche.