Looking to buy a used 2016 Leaf SV.
I would like to know if there is anything glaringly bad in the LeafSpy data, or what more I should look at. I've worked with LeafSpy on several other Leaf's I've considered purchasing.
FYI, I read through the complete topic postings for "2016-2017 model year 30 kWh bar losers and capacity losses" so I've invested some time in this forum and know that the community is not unanimous on the quality (degradation speed) of the 30 kWh battery (compared to 24 kWh 2015 lizard version).
Here is info on the vehicle:
2016 Leaf SV
manufactured late 2015
purchased summer 2016 => Battery degradation warranty expires 8 years from then.
purchased/used in Southern California
10 bars on dashboard battery display
It's being sold at a non-Nissan dealership and I don't know if it's gotten the firmware update (June 2018). It looks like it was last owned prior to June 2018. However, I do have a screenshot of vehicle's dashboard that showed 9 bars (not the current 10), and mileage showed 1000 miles less on speedometer than is current. I found this screenshot on website, so I don't know how long ago it was taken. Perhaps vehicle did get firmware update since it shows more bars now (10 vs 9) at greater mileage (+ 1000 miles).
LeafSpy data after doing 5 mile test drive loop which included 70 mph on highway:
(From DropBox .csv file)
Pack Volts: 352.7
CP mV Diff: 37
Pack T1 F: 69.1
30 kWh battery, 2016
"Battery Cells" screen says "33 mv".
Battery capacity equals AHr * Volts / 1000 = 62.2 * 352 / 1000 = 21.9 kWh
Thus range at 4 mile / kWh => 4 * 21.9 = 87 mile range
Thus range at 3 mile / kWh => 3 * 21.9 = 66 mile range
I rarely need to do more than 50 mile round trip so the range should satisfy my needs.
Last edited by awhile
on Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
2016 Leaf SV purchased 10/2018 with 62k miles. Manufactured 10/2015 with first owner at 8/2016.