Very disappointing to see Nissan spending effort to offer wireless charging, to fix the non-problem of plugging the car in.
They should have been working on the real problems of range, acceleration, top speed, and charging speed. With a higher priced car, they could have addressed all of these, but instead they addressed NONE of them.
Not really. Tesla chemistry doesn't lend itself to QC easily. As I've shown in practical examples earlier, a 100 mile range EV + CHAdeMO is more convinient than a 40 kwh Model S for inter-city travel.And weight/volume isn't an issue if you pick the right chemistry (Tesla is showing what is possible at the leading edge).
Coda isn't exactly cheap - nor efficient. We don't know how good their battery is - doesn't have QC.Heck even Coda was able to put a 31kWh pack (with a coming 36kWh option) into a sedan , which was basically a conversion of an existing Chinese sedan (and they were able to offer a reasonable price). I don't see why Nissan/Infiniti can't do even better esp. from heavily modified chassis, a floor battery, and even more money spent on battery research.
True. Infact, I'm quite sure it will change - as will the 2014 Leaf as was already hinted by some Nissan exec.Again, hopefully things change for the better by production time.
Nissan Leaf Lifetime Wall to Wheels : 3.9 m/kwh, Dash : 4.6 m/kwh
I'm not surprised at all. There are a few die hard nissan fans that repeatedly posted that the Infinity EV was going to blow the base S out of the water. Well, it didn't even come close. We don't know the price, but I'm willing to bet that it will be at least $10k more than the leaf. What a shame.
This just reinforces my prediction that it will take decades for any major automaker to even come close to the model S specs for anywhere near the same money.
It's such a great concept I don't even tell anyone it's coming in fear they will delay an EV purchase for it.
Not wasted time in my estimation.
The world loves to be deceived.
I think this is smart from a marketing standpoint too for Infiniti. When it does decrease charging efficiency, it looks like they've developed it to the point that the hit is only a few percent. It also could be an expensive/high profit option on top of the base car for the automaker. Perfect for taxi waiting lines too outside hotels for example as mentioned above.
More probably it has the 6.6kW charger that should appear in the 2013 Leaf.
Infiniti LE Concept: Electric Sedan Full Details, NY Auto Show
But yeah, you have a point about DC.The LE sedan may also pioneer wireless inductive charging, using a 50-kilowatt DC charging pad on the garage floor encasing a coil connected to the power source.
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