Work:

Makes me feel good! Just got another patron referral to me, because the referee felt I would be the only one on campus who would have an answer about this technology issue. This happens a lot it seems. What will this school do when I graduate? I know, they should hire me on full time!

Last month, electric-car owners finally learned the price of a replacement battery pack for the Nissan Leaf: a surprisingly low $5,500 after the old pack is traded in. Many advocates and Leaf owners promptly seized on the price to “prove” that Nissan could now build batteries for less than $250 per kilowatt-hour. Not so fast, please: Nissan has now confirmed to Green Car Reports that it subsidizes that price. “As you can imagine,” wrote Jeff Kuhlman, Nissan’s vice president of global communications, “we don’t share those figures for competitive reasons.”

Last month, electric-car owners finally learned the price of a replacement battery pack for the Nissan Leaf: a surprisingly low $5,500 after the old pack is traded in. Many advocates and Leaf owners promptly seized on the price to “prove” that Nissan could now build batteries for less than $250 per kilowatt-hour. Not so fast, please: Nissan has now confirmed to Green Car Reports that it subsidizes that price. “As you can imagine,” wrote Jeff Kuhlman, Nissan’s vice president of global communications, “we don’t share those figures for competitive reasons.”