Weatherman wrote:shappy wrote:How does the Leaf hold up in the heat of a south Florida summer? How well does the AC work?
The original batteries (from model years 2011 through 2014) degrade extremely fast in the heat. Easily a 20% loss in capacity within the first two years with many batteries reaching end-of-life (more than 30% loss) by the end of the third year.
It has yet to be confirmed whether the 2015 and later model batteries represent much improvement.
The AC performs very well.
Had my 2013 Leaf SL for 2 years and haven't lost a bar yet. Charge it to 100% every day, drive it daily, and enjoy level 3 charging when it is working. Find it to be an excellent car for FL do to how flat it is here. AC work great and like how you can turn it on before you get to the car. Charging point have expanded nicely for when you need a little more charge during the day. But really I find I don't use it much. Been charging at home from a regular wall socket.