goldbrick wrote:Oilpan4 wrote:We know nissan can do it they just chose not to.Oilpan4 wrote:I know engineers they like to over build everything if it was up to them.
Nissan's strategy seems to be analogous to the Porsche designed air-cooled ICE engines. KISS. Even if it doesn't work everywhere it is simple, cheap and in the right application (ie climate) it is great solution. Personally, I hope they figure out how to make their batteries last 'long enough' without a TMS. I'd rather have a simpler car even if it it can't charge at 100kW.
As a field engineer who grew up on a farm and works in the power industry seeing how simple vs. complex equipment (with lots of extra features) works long term, I agree there are advantages to the KISS (keep it simp!e ...) principle. FWIW, I have owned several motorcycles while living in AZ and the one that consistently runs the highest oil temperature is the water cooled one. Air cooling with oil cooler is best and air cooling only is second best. Water cooling with electric fan is best only if stopped in traffic on a hot day for extended time (and then the heat from the radiator and fan is really uncomfortable on my right leg).
I really hope some good options for replacement batteries with increased capacity become available either from Nissan or aftermarket suppliers.