WetEV wrote:Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:The lack of reported battery issues is what I'm relying on.
So how many LEAF 2015 reported battery issues were there in 2016 or 2017? You're letting your experience with a LEAF color your expectations. Especially your experiences with the 2011 and 2012.Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:That posting you cited is indicative of a cell issue that should be covered by warranty, not actual degradation of the pack as designed. Mary Barra recently claimed that GM has yet to replace a single Volt nor Bolt battery pack due to excessive degradation.
GM got the chemistry right the first time. Credit GM. Also, the Volt was a plug in hybrid. Apple vs orange.
The Bolt is too new. Only a disaster of a battery pack would be showing enough degradation at this time. Yes, like Nissan's 2011 and 2012 battery pack. You're letting your experience with a LEAF color your expectations.
Being overly selective with our data aren't we? Why so silent about the 30kwh 2016's? Oh right, because that would defeat your point. FYI, the bolt was available since Dec 2016, so it's had 2 years and are growing.
And why not mention the model S, which has been available since 2012 and hasn't had a degradation issue either? Because that wouldn't fit in with your narrative either?
FYI, I'm not trying to defend the leaf. I'm debating the flaw in not recommending any EV's for a 200-mile commute.