This is in my view a good hard-hitting test and commentary on a 2018 Nissan Leaf. It doesn't seem to have the bigger battery pack, but I like several things here including that the tester gives a point of view from the American Southwest, and that they do not pull punches in the end. Their conclusions are similar to mine nine years ago. My added comment is: goodness, Nissan is taking a long time to get to bring the Ariya to market.
"....Nissan should consider ending LEAF production if it can’t make a third generation of the vehicle that doesn’t have these problems. It needs to have liquid cooling, more than 200 miles of range for the bottom model (to make it to the next station consistently), and a CCS plug for the US market. Anything short of that is not only bad for the company, but bad for EV adoption in general.
"I’m financially stuck with the thing for now and will keep using it around town, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy with its limitations...."
https://cleantechnica.com/2021/04/23/ni ... re-update/
Nissan LEAF Still Not Suitable For US Road Trips, Even With #Rapidgate Software Update
By Jennifer Sensiba
Published 2 days ago