mark13 wrote:Sorry Im just a little bit angry right now thinking about a $41000 car with 16000 miles on it that may lose a 3rd capacity bar or even a 4th bar this summer..
Sorry for what? You have a right to be mad. I just recently look at 2002 TOYOTA RAV4EV that was for sale here 104K
104,000 miles, Original battery pack with >95% remaining capacity. 95 to 100 mile range.
Mine thinking is how in the world car that is 10 years old have better range as well as battery capacity. I am not battery expert and I do not believe I should be, but, me and those thousands and thousands that should be buying Smyrna production thinking what is going on where is the progress here?
If Li battery was not ready for prime why RAV4 type was not used?
Looks like we had such a bright future for this car. Leaf in our eyes was the car that will be changing the way all will commute. Wonder how many still believe that sale will reach 20K in USA this year. To me, like some saying, everything is great, seems strange. I still want Leaf to be next great thing and believe it can be, but doing nothing at this point and saying all is "normal" is equal to: we are completely fine with with sale of few hundreds per months, we are Ok with many Leafs that being offered as used cars with 1 or 2 battery bars already gone. Is the vision: Leaf is the future of transportation already gone, and we are OK with that?