SageBrush wrote:I watch the battery capacity of our LEAF drop by the month. End of comparison
I watched the battery capacity of my 2011 Canary pack drop 2% last year. End of comparison.
Such quotes are useful for Twitter and inciting flame wars, but don't lead to productive discussion.
The reality is that the Tesla batteries have historically held up better than the Leaf batteries, but overall non battery reliability has been far worse. It's unclear what the total repair cost over the lifespan of the vehicle will be for a Model 3 or 2019 Leaf. In fact, it appears that the non canary 24 kWh packs may last the life of the vehicle for many Leafs, up to 150k miles. With the lesser DoD for 30, 40, and 62 kWh packs, it may be a non issue for most owners.
The two absolutely true statements are:
1) The canary packs were defective. They only retain their life in the coldest climates
2) The battery reliability of a Leaf in a hot climate is not good and owners in such areas should look at other EVs