If this turns out to be true, not a temporary snafu and the price for a new 24 kWh battery for the near to medium term and there's no ~$2850 10+ "refurbished" battery for the US, this is VERY bad news.
Very few people will want to fork over this kind of $ on a car that has little value by the time the driver wants a replacement. If it were a 30 or 40 kWh battery, the % of folks willing to pay this price would go up.
Nissan did claim at the time of the $5499 announcement (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17168&p=374490
) that they were losing money (subventing): https://insideevs.com/nissan-says-leaf- ... ney-loser/
Perhaps now that AESC (NEC and Nissan JV) has been sold to a Chinese company, they're getting stiffed or that Chinese company at least wants some profit? Maybe Nissan's tired of making $0 or losing $?
One would've figured that the per kWh cost should've come down in an almost 4 year time span...