Dropped to 7 capacity bars over the weekend.
39.29 Ah, 38.36 Hx, 169 GIDs / 139 GIDs 100/80%
About 2 weeks shy of 6 years of ownership and 61.5k miles - this last bar took about 9.5 months and a bit more than 8k miles.
Range at an indicated 4.0 mi/kWh is in around 36-38 miles to LBW and 44-46 miles to VLBW.
At this rate, losing about 0.5 Ah/month or 6 Ah/year or 2 kWh/year, if I could make the car last 10 years, it will be down to 15 Ah or less than 23% capacity remaining. That simply will not happen. Another year and I'll be hitting LBW on my commute and that's without lunch or errand trips.
I'm staring at the Nissan LEAF Battery page
and looking at the quote:
KATIE M., NISSAN LEAF OWNER - "GOT THE 15K MILE CHECKUP ON MY NISSAN LEAF — IT WAS JUST $20 FOR TIRE ROTATION, CAR WASH, BATTERY TESTING"
Hah - I never made it out of the dealer for an annual maintenance visit for less than $120 - and that's with declining things like cabin air filter changes, etc. I'm taking it in tomorrow for the recommended 60k checkup (battery test, brake fluid flush, cabin air filter) - quoted price? $300. And that doesn't take into account the $6000 bill I'd face for a new battery. I'm not even sure why I'm spending the money, honestly. I guess I'm still holding on to the faint hope that something catastrophic happens to the battery within the defect warranty so Nissan has no reason to reject the claim.
Took it on a bit of a road trip this weekend, mostly just to see how it would do as I haven't really done anything besides commute in it for a while, drove 46 miles to a QC arriving just above VLBW with the help of some traffic, but crosswinds didn't help. Charged 30 minutes to 80% (but only about 11-12 kWh) . Drove another 20 miles topping off on L2 at a hotel. Drove 20 miles back the next day to same QC, charged until the car stopped after 30 minutes, at 90%+ charge. Babied it the remaining 40 miles home, arriving not far above VLBW. At least on the way home traffic was light and I ate dinner while charging, so no real time lost there.
Probably won't do that again unless I'm looking for the adventure. It would have been faster to take the train (thanks to traffic and arriving at the first QC stop finding both QCs in use by i3 REXes and having to wait 15 minutes). Also surprisingly, not that much more expensive given the high cost of QC on the EVgo network without a subscription plan.