Good riddance to the BS about long life 80% charging. Heat and storing your car at a high soc are the real battery killers. For all we know not charging the car to 100% and going to vlbw frequently could be a huge battery degrader.
So many leafers on this forum and out in the wild have stressed themselves needlessly and regularly not wanting to charge to 100% and suffered range anxiety. People have even sold their leafs because 80% charging didn't give them the range they needed, rather than charge to 100% which they thought would ruin the battery, sigh. I charged to 80% for the first month and decided the range anxiety it caused was BS and made the car useless for my driving needs. So I charge to 100% 2x a day and I'm 40k miles in. I still have 12 bars, so suck it Nissan and your 80% charge hysteria. Sounds like they are admitting to causing unnecessary charging hysteria and that they were wrong on 80% charging for long life.
To all the haters of Nissan's g1 battery, yes they blew it in hot climates, get over it, we all knew there where risks going in and we bought anyway. At least no leaf has caught on fire by hitting road debris.
And yes, I do agree that there should be a variable charge dial that is easy to set just in case one is not going to drive the car for a few weeks so it doesn't sit at a high soc.
Apologies for the snarky tone but I got riled up by the temperate climate even driver complaining about the battery wilting in the heat. I'm not sad for you. Sell your leaf if you don't like it (oh wait you did and so will I when a better ev that is affordable comes out). AZ, SoCal, TX etc leafers have a legitimate gripe. Seattle, lol, nope. I don't think Nissan knew there would be hot climate problems, they were testing with a real world roll out. Better than testing forever and never delivering anything like the other major car companies wher. For the last century. Now we have choices thanks to Nissan and Tesla proving ev's were ready now, not perfect, but good enough.
- SF Bay Area
- 2011 Leaf traded in at 46,000 miles, 3 years, lost 1 bar
- Upgraded to 2014 Rav4EV with Quickchargepower.com CHAdeMO port, 53,000 miles
- Tesla Model 3 reserved