webb14leafs wrote:Maybe I'm missing the point, but I don't understand why this is such a big deal. The guy is just looking to challenge the durability of the battery.
You ARE missing the point.
OP wants to stress the car. The LEAF is less able to tolerate the sort of driving he wants from the car than a garden variety ICE and his behaviour is almost certainly to show up as accelerated battery aging. He gets that, and hopes that Nissan will cover the accelerated aging.
They will if the battery reaches 8 bars within 8 years or 100k miles.
The answers are fairly simple:
1. We don't know if he will reach 8 bars before the warranty expires
2. He has to decide if 11, 10, and 9 bar capacity works for him during the warranty period.
3. After 8 yrs/100k miles the battery is what it is.