NegativeCarbon wrote:Look cwerdna and Bob, you're continuing NOT to help. I've answered your email Bob, which easily could have been left an email, but it essentially amounts to a weak justification/substitute for why YOU didn't do things differently.
With you lashing out at me, I will not help. I was originally planning on contributing to your venture, since I recognize it's costly for you. I guess I won't now.
I'm not sure why I'm even bothering to respond and defend myself.
Cwerdna quotes Ghosn out of a movie from what, 2011? Is that even relevant? Does it matter? I don't think so. I don't care if he said that TODAY. He's CEO of Nissan and if he says it he's deliberately misleading or out to lunch/
It does matter because the range of the Leaf since its initial design until the 2015 model year hasn't changed much. It finally went up with the '16 SV and SL to 107 miles from 84 and those just started arriving at dealers.
They intended a certain set of use cases and it's been evident in their marketing by quoting figures as to the Leaf's range and how much the "average" driver in America drives (e.g. http://www.nissanusa.com/electric-cars/ ... ing-range/
says "MORE THAN ENOUGH JUICE TO HANDLE YOUR COMMUTE
The average American drives less than 37 miles per day. [*] With an maximum range of up to 107 miles, the Nissan LEAF® SV & SL can take you nearly three times that distance on a single charge. [*]...")
The Feb 2013 of the above at https://web.archive.org/web/20130211011 ... ing-range/
says "ENOUGH JUICE TO HANDLE
The average American drives less than 29 miles per day. [*] The Nissan LEAF® can get you much farther on a single charge. [*] "
They also had to balance cost, vehicle size, and potential sales at a given price and the # of ZEV credits they choosing what they chose vs. going higher (see http://www.myrav4ev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=379
for ZEV credit table).
Thanks to LAB, we also heard a very disturbing view at Nissan HQ. From http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=261746#p261746
- Everyone working on the LEAF within Nissan ALWAYS quotes LA4 cycle results when they discuss vehicle range. It is not just marketing and sales doing this, but everyone. Their entire culture seems to be built around this concept that the LA4 range of the vehicles is THE range of the vehicles. Most (all?) of the members of the advisory board found this somewhat disturbing. My personal feeling is that it does not bode well for us to get any changes in how they communicate the capabilities of the car outside of Nissan, but we'll see. I think this needs to be a point for further discussion with them going forward. Would anyone else like to propose a different range for them to use in discussions? Perhaps the EPA five-cycle range test result?
The '11 to '15 Leaf achieves at least 100 miles on the LA4 cycle but this isn't a good number to tell people w/no EV experience, IMHO.
You don't know how to contact me directly? Lol try the email associated with this account, or try asking here, if that fails. (I posted my telephone number and got two calls in 112 days from it.)
Which is "this account"? I had no idea you even HAD an account on MNL until TODAY, when you made your first post that I'm aware of. Your post count now shows as 2, even there though was apparently a post in the for sale/want to buy area that didn't count (somehow) and I didn't know about.
I didn't know your email. It's not part of your public profile info. And again, I didn't know about "this account" to begin with. How I would know to ask "here"? As for your phone #, I had no idea what it was until you just posted it.
I posted in response to the places I knew about (e.g. your blog, your Facebook pages (only knew about these much later), and Twitter).
FWIW, in one of my responses, I offered to possibly meet w/you, if our schedules allowed (I had some commitments I believe already) and I suggested that some members of https://www.facebook.com/groups/BayLeafs/
might want to meet you.
What you write somewhere doesn't mean that I or anyone else knows about it! I initially only knew about http://www.evchargehub.com/NegativeCarbonRoadTrip.html
and Facebook and Twitter links at the top. I posted about this at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 07#p443207
Right now, https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/negcarbroadtrip
at the top for ME, it shows a post from Sal on Aug 31! The public posts are in a random order, it seems... the 1st is from September 1, the next from Sept 2. then Nov 13, then Oct 14 then Oct 27. Oh... and now I notice one from Dec 10 on the FOURTH page down, followed by Oct 9 then 19.
On https://twitter.com/search?q=%23negcarb ... p&src=typd
, prior to your post today and on Dec 10, the previous post was from Nov 13th!
Only later, did I figure out that you were posting in other areas, which I posted at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 77#p445577
You want second guessing, cwerdna? You've had a derisive, contrarian, know-it-all tone from the get go as far as I can figure out, and the funniest part about it is that you yourself have convinced everyone here that you dont have the foggiest idea of what is going on with the project. If you were mildly curious, you've spent a whole hell of a lot of effort *NOT* showing it. You're lobbing tomatoes from the middle of a crowd.
I have a day job that keeps me very busy every weekday and sometimes on weekends. I was also on a vacation in Japan for 2 weeks which I didn't want to spend writing and responding to posts. I also have other things going on in my life. I did follow your journey, esp. when I learned of the more frequently updated locations.
Contrary to what you think, Nissan has done numerous things to promote EVs while you've been on your journey (see my earlier post).
My reporting has been lax, is your summary. "He didn't take my suggestions for more frequent and better updates" is patently false. I did what I could. I did the best a constantly-moving, well-nigh impossible to find a place and time to sit down for fifteen minutes, almost completely lacking coordination assistance TEAM OF ONE person could do in 112 days and 22,000 miles.
Given that on Sept 23, I only saw infrequent updates on your blog and only knew about 3 places where I might find updates, this is why at http://negativecarbonroadtrip.evchargeh ... 9021656803
cwerdna September 23, 2015 at 12:28 AM
Just checking in to make sure you're still ok. It looks like your last post was Sept 18th...
cwerdna September 23, 2015 at 3:13 AM
Since it doesn't seem like you bought a beacon, would be cool if you just tweeted at the beginning of all/most charging stop (esp. long ones) w/info like city, state, odometer reading and the likely next city/area.
And, in some post somewhere, I added that you should only do so once charging has commenced as to not burn valuable charging and/or rest time.
http://negativecarbonroadtrip.evchargeh ... 4933343720
I pointed out a hint of a NEMA outlet under the not very discoverable corrugated metal door of CT2100 series charging stations. We have some at my work and some people don't know about it. RonDawg at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 84#p300684
didn't know about it for awhile.
Your "constructive criticisms" have come without a whole lot of depth of thought, cwerdna. PERIOD. You've got all the time in the world to type jeering comments from your armchair quarterback position but not even the decency to give me a call. It's disgraceful. You want to appear clever, but I'd take kind over clever any day of the week. A pint of the former versus a gallon of the latter if you please.
I didn't know your number! I didn't know until you posted it today!
I was obviously dead wrong about SOH and Hx predictions for your car, but I suspect EVERYONE here on MNL who's had a Leaf for at a least year and taken such readings is surprised, as well and never would've guessed such good readings, esp. given that even L2 charging raises battery temps, and multiple QCs/day really raises it.
At this point, I don't know why I should call and spend any more of my time (or yours). I guess it'd give you an opportunity to further vent and maybe get it off your chest, but I'd be on the receiving end. Maybe I will call you when I find some time, but there doesn't seem to be much to gain, on either side.
Your attitude isn't going to win many friends here. At this point, I will not help your effort further and I will try to restrain myself from commenting much further nor provide any tips, including potentially cool places see that you might come near.
Good luck and a continued safe journey for you.