fotajoye wrote:For those who haven't figured it out by now: The Leaf is a compliance car that Nissan used as a vehicle for Government money; they just built more of them than Toyota or Honda; and, they used U.S. taxpayer money to build EV assembly plants they now use to build ICE cars. They even sold their Battery business built using Federal loans. I can't speak for others but based on their actions to date, I feel they are definitely an opportunistic company with an abysmal record for customer satisfaction.
Interesting view but then again, everyone has one. Nissan built the car assuming the US would do what Japan did by providing an "effective" public charging network to support what was perceived to be a great idea with no downside.
That didn't happen along with Nissan's questionable decision to put out a 24 kwh pack instead of starting with 30 kwh immediately. They had several missteps including no active TMS as an option, no custom charge settings, nor a continuance to push for more public charging, especially at their dealerships.
But they offer the LEAF to dozens of countries which includes nearly all of the US (North Dakota? maybe not...) which immediately eliminates them from the compliance contest.
Considering all that is happening with Nissan now, its becoming clear to me that beyond Ghosn and Palmer, there appears to be a very tough battle over EV decisions both big and small. I guess Nissan is more like Toyota after all.
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