Correct me if I'm wrong, but the 65 mile number you stated is based on my PM. I believe you are taking it out of context. *I* was the one who told Nissan that I needed the car to go 65 miles well past 5 years for *me* to be happy. Nissan has not tipped their hands on any wide-spread policy nor have they indicated yet what they will do for me as a lucky member of the Malcontent 7.
Sorry to have not followed up with the group yet, but life happened (work deadlines, cam gear grenaded in my garden tractor, visiting in-laws, etc). I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that they actually flew in a knowledgable engineer fron Smyrna and spent a good long time with me answering some very detailed techical questions. They were careful not ro reveal some secrets like cost of battery replacement, actual capacity and I was not permitted to keep any copies of the graphs and data they showed me but I did get a lot of good information that I hope will end at least some of the speculation about the battery capabilities. I need to compile the datapoints I was able to jot down and will post a much more detailed summary of what I was able to learn later but for now I will offer my
primary take-away (again, no such message has been given to me by Nissan). If you drive more then 50 miles/day in Phoenix, you are looking at a new car or battery within 5 years.
Everyone who is considering a Leaf purchase in the valley needs to take this into account and Nissan needs to ensure dealer communicate it to prospective buyers.
Based on member feedback from the site, we may have confirmation Nissan is assiting the select "7", or may I say "Lucky '7'", to see if they are about to announce an annual battery replacement program or if they can keep LEAF owners fully satisfied or "happy" by maintaining their agreement that the vehicles can attain atleast 65 miles on a charge, via a battery or vehicle replacement. Per Mark Perry, Nissan North America’s product planning and advanced technology director. "The company's goal, he said, is to discuss how to satisfy those owners. "We want to make sure they're satisfied with their vehicles," Perry stressed. See: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/107 ... -exclusive