SageBrush wrote: arnis wrote:
Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote: Just because it might not be used, doesn't mean it's useless.
AFAIK, this is exactly what useless means.
You and WetEV need a qualifier: useless for the two of you
Far from useless for all the people who do not live in cool climates
Would be useful for really cold places, as the battery heater wouldn't use as much power due to insulation. Think Yukon. Places where the battery heater is on nearly all the time, trying hard to keep the pack above 0C.
Worse than useless for me.
Exactly useless for anyone who's range is hurt exactly as much by the active cooling than is helped by slower range loss in hot days over the life of the car.
Break even for someone in a near average climate, with the higher upfront cost being repaid by improved battery life.
Useful for the hot places.
Yes, Nissan's battery life isn't what some would want, to say the least. I'm glad I have a "lizard pack". The problem isn't the lack active cooling, for most people. Hot places, perhaps.