snguyen4 wrote:Can anyone explain this to me.
Batteries have their peculiarities, however based on the evidence on this forum it seems that quick charging has a temporary effect of increasing reported battery capacity. Users have found that when they stopped QC this 'temporary' capacity went away fairly quickly.
My experience (Dallas TX) has been that summer heat and summer heat alone causes the bulk of battery degradation. I lost a lot of Amp-hours on a new lizard battery over 1 summer with gentle charging overnight to 80%.
35 QC and 52 L2 in 800 miles is quite an effort. What battery temps are you seeing on leafspy? Are you QC'ing multiple times in a row? When I was 'working' my original battery I found the best way to elevate the battery temp was to find an open road, floor it to desired maximum speed, then regen down to ~20MPH. Rinse and repeat. This transfers energy from chemical (battery) to kinetic (momentum) and back, and each time the energy is transferred there are losses in the battery (losses = heat). This is far more effective than QC and open road driving and also reduces time & $$ at the QC.
Battery degradation is far harsher in hotter climates, however you still have one more summer.