darelldd wrote:(one neat thing about the EV1 was that it had a "jump" button under the dash. If your Aux battery died, you could manually jump it from the traction pack by just holding a button. Neat!)
That would be fantastic. The aux battery in the Prius we have is tiny
, like a motorcycle battery. When it went dead the car was totally dead, even if the big battery was charged. And don't get me started on what you had to go through to hook up an external charger.
I have been rather afraid that the Leaf might also have a tiny aux battery, and in fact that might be why Nissan thought it important to have the little solar panel that recharges it on the SL model. Of course if the car is sitting for weeks in the middle of a multi-level parking garage at the airport I doubt if the solar panel would do much good.