dmacarthur wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:58 am
danrjones wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:24 am
LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:09 pm
That makes sense, as the 40kwh Leaf, even with charging and degradation issues aside, is more a niche (short to medium range commuter) car.
I'm coming up on one year of owning my 2018 40 kwh. And I was able to snag a sweet deal between incentives and dealer discount. I noticed my current dealer once again has 4 leftovers (2019s this time of course) sitting on the lot. Assuming they are still there in May, I'd expect someone could once again talk them down 10k before any gov incentives or rebates.
I really do wish I could take my leaf on actual trips but I knew it would be an in-town only car. Next one (whatever brand) hopefully can push further out.
We have a Leaf Plus which we have done some travelling in, you just need to be aware of quick charge locations and make sure each one is near a coffee and sandwich shop, it has been kinda fun actually. More time in bookstores and wandering the downtown sections of small cities than ever before....
I'm in the 40 kwh model and there are no quick charge locations where I live. I knew that going in, so it was always meant as in town car.
With terrain around me my car seems to max out around 100 miles. Just not road trip capable.
For the next EV I am looking for something with 300++ miles of range and can better deal with the heat. Maybe the Ariya but, not currently the Leaf. I was sad to hear the Bolt is not getting its refresh this year as originally planned. Haven't seen a US version of the 2020 Niro EV yet either. So I wait for someone besides Tesla to hit the 300 mile mark. Maybe VW...