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Old 04-16-2019, 04:51 AM   #1100 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
The fact that Leaf sales plummeted when the $35,000 Tesla was promised 2 years ago shows how these misrepresentations can hurt. People figured $27,500 after the $7500 tax savings would be worth waiting a little for. Heck they probably put their Elio refund down on one LOL!
Leaf sales, if they did plummet 2 years ago, was more to do with the model being overdue for a major redesign, and known battery longevity problems, not to mention half the range.

Now that the Gen II is out, they still failed to beat the competition in any metric. They launched a 150 mile range vehicle when the Bolt and Tesla were already doing 250, with much faster acceleration, and they still don't have active thermal management.

I don't get the impression Nissan wants to sell EVs, or anyone but Tesla for that matter.
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