Submitted by jordanrichard on Fri, 2013-12-27 18:30
I had some down time at work and decided to see what information Nissan gives about the Leaf. To look at the Leaf's site it seems that Nissan really doesn't want to educate their customers or at least be forthright with them. One, with reference to the range of the car, that is an expensive car. $34K gets you only 75 miles. On the site they tell you it gets 75 miles per a "full charge", but unlike Telsa, they don't say based on what speed. They also don't give you the option to plug in your particular driving habits to see a more realistic range.
I also looked at the Volt and it was the same thing. No mention what they are basing their proclaimed range on. They also don't say how fast it goes from 0-60. The Volt battery fully charged is only good for 38 miles, then the gas engine kicks in. Well, they don't call it an engine, they call it a "gas powered generator". So once those mere 38 miles are gone, the car becomes a ICE car until you charge it back up which takes 4 hours using the optional home charger.
Is there any wonder they (Volts) aren't selling.... It's obvious that GM and to a certain extent Nissan, are not serious about the EVs. Comparing Tesla's website to theirs, Tesla puts all their cards on the table and the other two are still following the old bait and switch approach.
Just an observation.