finman100 wrote:still a bunch (more now!) of batteries in a sealed box?...
alozzy wrote:Yeah, but there's obviously a higher density of cells within the same volume as the 30 kWh pack, so that doesn't bode well for heat dissipation in hotter climates, if Nissan has done nothing to improve passive cooling.
I'm not saying that's the case, but it sure would be nice if Nissan would provide some technical details so prospective buyers can have some confidence that their Leaf battery packs aren't going to have premature degradation. If I was considering a new EV purchase and I lived in Arizona, Texas, or even So Cal, I would be very hesitant to purchase a 2018 Leaf without some good technical explanations from Nissan why things will be different this time around.
edatoakrun wrote:finman100 wrote:still a bunch (more now!) of batteries in a sealed box?...
No, same battery architecture, but more Wh to each cell, with only a slight weight increase.
edatoakrun wrote:Official efficiency/range ratings (Monroney sticker #s) for all variants?
Production/sales goals, USA and World-wide?
Any promotional offers (hint) for current USA LEAF owners?
Nissan targets new Leaf global sales of more than 90,000 a year
Nissan Motor Co. is aiming to more than double annual deliveries of the Leaf with a new model that offers self parking and longer driving range, seeking to fend off Tesla Inc.’s entry into the affordable electric-vehicle market...
The Yokohama-based automaker sold 49,000 Leafs in 2016...
US sales accounted for 40% of the LEAF world total in 2015edatoakrun wrote:edatoakrun wrote:So, only ~40k sales in the USA?
Both figures disappointing, IMO, unless Nissan is deliberately setting the bar low, to prevent falling short of predictions, as it did with Gen one sales.
pamplemousse wrote:What color are the rear turn signals? Are they LED? (Wishing for yellow LED!)