Although I'm sure Elon and others (me included) celebrated when Nissan said their Leaf was "on hold", it is still bad news. Yes, Nissan loved to attack Telsa and Elon in particular, but it is still a 100% electric car.
Yes, the Leaf is crap compared to the Model S. Yes, Nissan is still outrageously lying to everyone and telling them it gets 100 miles per charge, when the EPA says it is probably 62 miles.
But it is still sad when a true electric car gets bad press. What I don't like about it is that Nissan is hiding something much bigger. The news report says that Nissan had 6000 cars built and sitting on some mythical parking lot in Japan waiting for shipment. They only shipped 600 out and stopped, so they say. Nissan knows that being first to market is the most important factor, so leaving these cars in Japan made ZERO sense. And what about shipping? No boat hold 6000 cars, so they weren't waiting for a bigger boat. They sure as hell wern't waiting for bunch of boats either as they need to get the cars to market, not chorograph a world wide delivery like some chorus line.
There were no 6000 cars. Ever. This makes me think that there was serious production problems or that the Leaf has a serious design flaw that they can't even ship the cars out any more. I think they are going back to the design boards trying to find the problem and fix it.
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