MSELeaf wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:MSELeaf wrote:
Where did you hear this information from? If this is true, then I'll be in a real pickle since my 30,000 mile 2014 SV is getting dicey with winter range (80% SOH), the IONIQ will likely be difficult to get on the East Coast, and Chevy insists on less than favorable leases for the Bolt.
Ioniq is supposedly available by order to ALL 50 states... Considering the random issues with battery degradation that may or may not be tied to time on dealer lots, I kinda wishing Nissan was doing the same thing. I order it, they build it, I pick it up 2 weeks later...
Hopefully Hyundai makes their leases reasonable so it can be a good alternative option. I wish I knew more about the degradation tied to sitting on a dealer lot (and LEAFSpy) before I got my April 2014 manufactured SV in August 2014 since it was at 92% SOH when I got LEAFSpy in September 2014 and lost the 1st bar at 20,000 miles.
I guess we all want to know but the evidence is PILING UP! Do a search. there is a guy who bought a LEAF in AUGUST last year from San Diego. dk how much time on the lot but after 4,000 miles he has lost his first capacity bar. So i am guessing, it was there 2+ months stored under worst possible conditions.
on the flipside; I got an S30 on Nov 10th. I have 70-80 QCs, have heated my pack up over 122º and will cross 9,000 miles sometime this weekend, Monday at the latest. My battery stats have not dropped a single digit since I got it. But the S30 was only a dream until Mid October so my car's time on the lot? probably less than 2 weeks.
Granted, I don't live in the south and despite it being near 80º the day I picked up the car, the weather has been complete sh** ever since. Coldest Winter in 40+ years and likely to be the wettest as well...
so anecdotal at best.