Nissan Leaf Video Shows Why and How They Did What They Did
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Few days ago Nissan unveiled its new 2018 Leaf, which is amazing in many ways. It boasts 150 miles of range per charge and costs less than Tesla Model 3. Now, whether it will make the cut with only 150 miles of range when Model 3 delivers an EPA rated all-electric range of 220 miles is a different issue.
Watch the interview with Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz and see it for yourself. I think the 2018 Nissan Leaf is a worthy successor to the 2011 Leaf. It has some great features and range at a better price than its closest competitor Tesla Model 3.
If your previous Nissan Leaf has covered most of your needs for the past several years with little battery loss, I am sure the 2018 Leaf will not only do the same, but will do better because it has a longer range. One 2011 Leaf owner said the new Leaf now puts him well into the range of many DCQC sites he wasn't able to get to with his previous Leaf.
Coming back to pro Tesla and anti Leaf question, it's true that Nissan chose to compare itself to Tesla during the unveiling, although there was no Tesla bashing. But they would have been better off explaining why the new LEAF is better than the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, etc. This would help to get more gas cars off the streets, plus Honda and Toyota have a much larger market share to go after.
We should just agree that at the end of the day these are two different car companies and Tesla Model 3 vs the 2018 Nissan Leaf are two different cars with many similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages.
Your needs depend on your driving habits.150 miles range is less than Model 3's 220 miles, but it may well meet all your city driving needs, which are the basic needs of most daily drivers. If your work is out side of the city 150 miles may just do with round trip.
If you read this article, please comment, how long is your daily commute?