quote: However I think it's about as slow as the Leaf
quote: Q) What is the life expectancy of the battery?A) The life expectancy of the battery is 10 years or 100,000 miles.
quote: So for most people the radius of a Leaf is more then need.
quote: Sucks is relative. A $22,000 EV (after tax credit) with a 100-mile range would work perfectly for my wife. As I've stated before, if the price cut to $29k on the Leaf had been in effect before we bought her current car in Nov '12, we would have ended up with a Leaf.
quote: Unlike the leaf which was designed from the outset to be electric, and...oh wait...completely sucks and is full of compromises :)
quote: Starting Oct. 1, people who buy or lease a new Leaf in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston will get unlimited free access for a year to public chargers operated there by NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)’s eVgo unit, the companies said yesterday in a statement. The companies may expand the service to other markets depending on customer response, said Brian Brockman, a Nissan spokesman. “It’s a pilot program, so we’ll want to see how it goes,” Brockman said by phone yesterday. “NRG has eVgo networks in other markets, and we have high hopes for this program.”
quote: NRG Energy, Inc. is a large American energy company, dual-headquartered in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, near Princeton and Houston, Texas. Green Mountain Energy began in Vermont in August 1997 as an offshoot of Green Mountain Power to take advantage of electricity deregulation around the country. The company moved its headquarters to its current location in Austin, Texas in September 2000. Green Mountain began serving the Texas competitive market in January 2002, and was the first retailer to offer alternative energy in the state. In November 2010, Green Mountain Energy was acquired by NRG Energy for $350 million.