JoeS wrote:Charging port on the right-rear like our i-MiEV (best location IMO).
How do you figure?
Of course, it's going to vary based on your situation; and if you've already optimized for an i-MiEV, then I can see where you'd want a replacement to use the same location. But, to the extent I can be objective about it, it seems to me that the best positions are:
1. The front (like the Leaf). This corresponds best to the most common arrangement (by far) seen with EVSEs in parking lots, assuming you're not one of those people who prefer to back into a space. (I'm not, nor are most people. I realize there are a few ardent backers here.)
2. Left front (driver's side). I don't see this as inherently better, BUT it seems to be the most common among current EV models. That means that future EVSE placements may be optimized accordingly, so then your car would match. It may also be easier for the driver than moving to the other side, or the back, assuming a front-facing EVSE.