Author Topic: Electric car prices finally in reach of millennial, Gen Z buyers  (Read 780 times)

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Re: Electric car prices finally in reach of millennial, Gen Z buyers
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 05:56:34 PM »
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A Nissan Leaf has a range of approximately 225 miles, while Gen Zís average estimated range for electric cars is 218 miles; for millennials the average estimated range is 248 miles.

That is not something that would ever have occurred to me

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Re: Electric car prices finally in reach of millennial, Gen Z buyers
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 08:20:10 PM »
Nissan has not been the best about supporting their previous customers when it comes to the Leaf.  Unlike Tesla, Nissan didn't put in a cooling system into their battery packs, so they are dying at a much faster rate than other electric cars.  It would be alright if they had good customer support with the batteries, but instead they are jacking up the price for battery replacements.  A customer was recently quoted $9k for a new pack -- about twice the cost of a used Leaf.  People are speculating that the high cost of battery packs are a way for Nissan to push previous customers into buying new cars, but the backlash is pushing them away from their brand.

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Re: Electric car prices finally in reach of millennial, Gen Z buyers
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 08:46:42 PM »
Didn't know anything about Nissan. The part that I thought was strange and interesting from a design/marketing perspective is that Gen Z wants an extra 30 miles of range over Millennials. I would love to know what that's based on (i.e. what data) and why that's the case.