You know, it just occurred to me. There might be another advantage to this. Nissan should just offer the driver the option to charge to any SOC in increments of 5% or 10%. How would this affect the EPA range rating. Right now some vehicles such as the Spark EV are showing a higher EPA range rating because they don't have a long-life battery mode. So if Nissan were to just change it to offer any charge limit the driver wanted to impose, it would be hard for the EPA to make the case that a specific level is what should be tested.rubear wrote:Or user programmable level. I live on a hill. I never want to charge to 100%. I charge to 80%, but if I need extended range, I have to interrupt charging, otherwise I have no regen.
Hear, hear! I like the 50 - 100% "slider" in the Tesla S!adric22 wrote:Nissan should just offer the driver the option to charge to any SOC in increments of 5% or 10%. How would this affect the EPA range rating.
You missed the point - 100% charge = no regen and the OP lives on a hill.kubel wrote:"100%" is actually closer to 90% than you think. Just do an end-timer to "100%", you'll be fine.
Your method 2 is more reliable and repeatable; I use that one, right down to setting a kitchen timer. Simple, easy, reliable.drees wrote:...The most convenient ways I can think of to get ~90%:
1. Set a 100% end time only timer about 1 hour after your departure time. Takes some trial and error and there is some variability in the actual end time.
2. Manually charge for 30 minutes after a 80% charge by hitting timer override. But you have to set your own timer to remember to go unplug.