My 2012 Leaf is unfortunately no longer able to meet my needs. I bought a Tesla Model 3 to replace it for my own needs, but I had planned to keep the Leaf for my 16yo to use. But the battery is just too degraded, and it no longer has enough range to handle local trips in cold weather.
So I'm looking to replace it before next winter. According to some posts here, it looks like Nissan updated to a better battery chemistry in mid-2013. So one idea is to replace it with a 2014 or newer Leaf. Is the battery that much better? This car will spend all of it's time parked outdoors, but I'm in Pittsburgh, so there are only a handful of really hot summer days each year.
When I checked Carvana, the least expensive EVs were:
Any thoughts on these cars? I'm especially interested to find out how the batteries fair in these other vehicles. Are they actively cooled?
2012 Black SV, bought 2012-04-04, sold 2019-05-10. 7 bars, 101,850 miles.
Current rides: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance, 2018 Chevrolet Volt LT