[I am surprised that there is no mention about this here. If this is already being discussed, mods please merge] We all know that 2016 Leaf expected to hit the dealerships in Sept this year will have a moderate increase of 25 more miles range with the addition of 6 kWh bringing the total battery capacity to 30 kWh. Thats old news. In the shareholders meeting a few days ago in Japan, Carlos Goshn, talked a bit on their continuing efforts to bring a long range EV and showed a video to illustrate what they are "envisioning". And then my jaw literally dropped what I saw on the video. It is all in here in this article from Inside EVs. Future Nissan LEAF Envisioned With 338 Miles Of Range - Video What they are envisioning and what they can achieve might be two different things, but they are aiming really high. How high? 300+ miles high. I have no hope they will come anywhere near 300 miles, but even if they did anything close 225+ I will be more than thrilled. If this Leaf (or whatever it is called) hits the streets one day before Model 3, this will be in my garage. I don't care about 0 to 60, or fancy touch screens or eye candy gull wing doors. With the extreme high reliability (no hyperbole) I am used to in the Leaf, I would grab a nofrills, highly reliable 200+ miles Nissan over Tesla.