LeftieBiker wrote:Assuming the car was kept in one of the cooler parts of Europe it's quite possible it has that SOH. There are still a few 2013 Leafs with SOH in that vicinity. It very likely does NOT have the Lizard Pack, but does have the improved pack installed beginning in mid 2013. I'm not sure of the exact timing in Europe, but I'm fairly sure that by 2014 all Leafs everywhere had the improved chemistry.
cwerdna wrote:The car is very low on charge per the low SOC, so of course the voltage will be low.
Should I be concerned about this as I'm buying this car to use in Sri Lanka which is a tropical country with fairly warm climates around the year?
LeftieBiker wrote:Should I be concerned about this as I'm buying this car to use in Sri Lanka which is a tropical country with fairly warm climates around the year?
Yes, you should. But even the Lizard pack wouldn't hold up extremely well in Sri Lanka. Unless you'll have modest range needs there, a Leaf probably isn't a good choice. And yes on the low voltage: lithium batteries don't drop voltage as fast as other battery types as charge is used, but the voltage still drops. My Vectrix with Leaf cells has a voltage range from 131 or less to about 142 volts, depending on SOC.
My concern is if my degradation will be much severe compared to his if my car has a non-lizard pack
alozzy wrote:You might want to consider other EVs that have thermal management systems (TMS) for better cooling.
I would research the Renault Zoe, VW e-Up!, Kia Soul EV, and VM e-Golf to see which, if any, have a TMS for keeping the pack cool in hot climates. I'm not very familiar with any of those cars, but perhaps someone else here knows for sure if any do...