The Game-over Point for LEAF if It Competes With Tesla
Tonatiuh Medina comments below, from San Francisco.
The 200 mile range would be great, but to continue to be the leader in the EV space, time-to-market is crucial. The Leaf is going onto its 5th year with literally no major changes. I do agree that a 120 real-miles today for a similar price point would be a killer deal.
Also I agree that the dynamics of ICE might not apply to EV after all. We are OK charging every night - not so much filling up the tank that often.
Once Tesla gets a chance to deliver a $40k, it's game over for Nissan.
Again, all my conclusions are after driving the car for well over a year, with L2 at home, and favorable climate. Brand new owners might feel like they need an EV closer to their ICE car range, and might really need it.