20 Jul '11, 11pm

Plug-In 2011: Details on Nissan's 2012 Leaf price increase

The fact remains that, even after the price increase for 2012, the least-expensive LEAF will still cost $5,080 less than the least-expensive Volt. That's a whole lot of money to pay for an engine one isn't going to be using most of the time one drives the car. I imagine Nissan decided demand for the LEAF was high enough to allow for a price increase, reducing the amount of money it will lose on each LEAF sold. I bet GM wishes it was in such a position with the Volt. I concede the Volt is a technological marvel, but I don't think it makes sense. It weighs and costs too much because GM engineered it so that owners could have it all: a battery pack with large enough capacity so that most Americans could drive on electricity-only most days and a range-extending gasoline engine so they could also drive cross-country on a whim. Consequently, if the Volt works as intended - and t...

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