cwerdna wrote:My $9,325 + tax and license '13 Leaf SV w/premium (build date 5/2013) still has all capacity bars and is still hovering between 89 to 91% Hx and SOH per LeafSpy.
I'm guessing your car was sheltered and has very low miles. Depending on where you live and how you drive it now, you may need a new battery in just 4 years.
Mileage wasn't that low and my climate isn't that ideal compared to the Pacific Northwest (e.g. Seattle area).
I posted stats of the '13 Leaf I returned and the one I bought at viewtopic.php?p=431208#p431208
Whoops, I was slightly off on what I stated earlier. I have a screenshot from 1/10/16 (will take another reading tonight) showing
There are some folks on https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattlenissanleaf/
asserting that the '13 Leaf batteries (probably past a certain month) are holding up much better than any '11s or '12s. There's a claim there that they know of some '13s with past 75K miles that still have all capacity bars and that never happened w/'11s and '12s up there.viewtopic.php?p=449455#p449455
shows amazingly good stats, but it makes me question the validity/accuracy of Ahr, SOH and Hx readings in certain (many?) circumstances. NegativeCarbon's Leaf was (IIRC) bought in December 2013 and built just a few weeks earlier. AFAIK, he resided in northern NY before he embarked on his 48 state drive.
But yeah, it's possible for me that in 4 years, my battery may be degraded to the point where its range autonomy is too poor for my uses.
kubel wrote:My 2012 LEAF was at 80% SOH after 41,500 miles when I turned it in last week. I'm guessing by the 6th year I would be at around 70% SOH and would have been shopping around for a new battery. Probably sooner if I was driving 15,000 miles/year like I was for the first 2 years.
Yeah, you obviously had more miles than mine and your car's older.