Driving habits and conditions affect battery life, however, losing range hasn’t been a serious problem with used EVs, many of which have hit over 100,000 miles and are still going strong. More at the link!
This is bad information, especially in a Leaf forum. I suggest you try to limit tips to charging-related subjects.
OP should consult these:https://web.archive.org/web/20130115102 ... p?p=228326
(even a 4 capacity bar loser when the Leaf had only been out 21 months)viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9694
besides the monster thread at viewtopic.php?f=30&t=8802viewtopic.php?f=30&t=23606
- already have been some 1 to 4 capacity bar losers on 30 kWh Leafs (began w/model year 2016), including some of the 4 bar losers already having their HV battery replaced under capacity warranty
Examples of 4 bar losers on 30 kwh Leafs (began w/model year 2016):
These folks have lost over 30%, possibly as much as 40% of their battery capacity.http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/Real ... acity_Loss
- unfortunately, not updated much any more.http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/Batt ... y_Behavior
is derived from the table in the '11 Leaf service manual.
I personally know some folks here in the Bay Area who were able to lose 4 bars within the 5 year/60K capacity warranty (viewtopic.php?t=13192
) and got their HV battery replaced for free under warranty, including 1 person at my work. My work is within a few miles of Chargepoint HQ.
For those who are down 4 bars outside the the 5 year/60K capacity warranty and had the misfortune of it happening when Nissan decided to no longer help w/the replacement cost.... tough luck.