Sure, to get the 3G improve from Nissan, you’ll must put up over $2,000 out of pocket, it appears.
In-car web and web velocity is a giant deal in autos as we speak. With 4G as the brand new norm and 5G doubtlessly rolling out sooner fairly than later, automakers are leaping on the chance to supply the most recent and best in the case of connectivity. In the meantime, a 2012 Nissan LEAF proprietor reached out to us concerning the struggles he’s endured within the strategy of making an attempt to get his interface updated.
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I’m the proud proprietor of a used 2012 Nissan Leaf and obtained the e-mail beneath yesterday. I assumed you may be as a result of I referred to as a few native sellers right here in Ottawa to see how a lot the improve would value.
The primary vendor (417 Nissan) had no concept what I used to be speaking about and was unable to assist me and even informed me that it wasn’t upgradable as a result of “it got here with the automotive”. Unreal however sadly typical of sellers data about EVs.
Undeterred I contacted a second vendor (Hunt Membership Nissan) and so they ultimately discovered what I used to be asking for and had been in a position to present me with a quote (after placing me on maintain for a number of minutes) for the half. Are you prepared?
$2,298! Only for the module. That’s earlier than tax and set up!
I don’t know if my outcomes are typical for a Canadian Leaf proprietor however that’s the value I used to be quoted right here in Ottawa. I assumed you’d prefer to know and possibly do some digging about this. Evidently I gained’t be doing the improve at that worth! Particularly for an already out of date 3G connection whereas Tesla and others are already utilizing LTE(4G) of their automobiles and networks are speaking about 5G roll out.
Whereas Tesla presents free over-the-air updates fleet huge, and different automakers simply anticipate you to purchase a brand-new automotive when the previous system turns into out of date, that is compelling data for positive. Over $2,000 for a easy software program improve goes in opposition to every thing we hold preaching about electrical automobiles being cheaper total. To not point out Nissan’s loopy bills for a brand new battery. That is really ridiculous, because it’s assumed that it could actually’t value them very a lot to replace the infotainment. Absolutely not some ~$2,300!
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