Dav wrote:... So stop charging at 95% ...
We don't know if this will be an option. As far as I know, only the Tesla offers this option. With other EVs, unplugging while the charger is still running leaves you with an unknown amount of charge.
LTLFTcomposite wrote:You know, this could be handled in software. Based on the GPS the car would know if it was being charged at a location at higher altitude, and proximity to routes with long downgrades. If those conditions are present the charger would cut out before the pack is fully charged.
Think about it for a moment, and I'm sure you will agree with me that while this could be possible, the Leaf is not going to have a charging program sophisticated enough to assess the surrounding terrain and stop charging early. I'm not concerned with what a clever programmer might dream up. I'm concerned with what Nissan actually is going to put in the car, and I'll give you 1000-to-1 odds that this is something they will not.
I am not worried about the safety of the Leaf. I drive a Zap Xebra after all. I am concerned that if they neglect a critical safety feature they may find their car declared not street legal at the last moment. Consider the Aptera: They figured they didn't need windows that open, and then at the last minute they realized that if you are stopped by a cop you need to be able to open your window, and suddenly they're faced with years of delay to re-design the car. I want the Leaf to succeed, because it will be a great step up for me, and I'd like to hear Nissan say that they've thought of this and how they have addressed it.
Reserved afternoon of 4/20.
"You can order" email late September, but was out of the country so...
Ordered very early October.
Dashboard says: more of the usual worthless Nissan b.s.
(Not on spreadsheet cuz I can't figure it out.)