The reality is that I see the need for cooled packs but I am COMPLETELY unwilling to pay for that. make it an option. there is really no other way to put it. When you live in "that" kind of climate, there is trade offs to everything.
Right now I am in the middle of testing my 30 kwh pack for heat tolerance. Sure its tough here (especially this morning when it was 49º) but I have been north of 125º a few dozen times including maintaining a temp of more than 90º nearly 24/7 for 8 days straight. (that was a LOT of driving and charging!)
Now there is a lot to say about heating up the pack verses driving around in hot pack all the time for months at a time but... But several in my area saw heavy degradation from nothing more than a lot of fast charging so I think that in a few months, I will have a good picture of just how much progress Nissan is making towards a true heat tolerant battery.
But for nearly all of us, the real issue comes with multiple fast charges. The faster profile of the 30 kwh pack does come with trade offs including MUCH higher temps than I ever saw in a 24 kwh pack but charging to 20+ KW to over 90% SOC does that.
But a bigger pack means a 2 or 3 charge day is not likely unless you are crossing time zones. For me? LOL!!! I be damned if I am gonna pay for something then not use it!
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles. 2016 S30; 13001 miles. 363 GIDs, Ahr 82.34, Hx; 102ish% kwh 28.1 QCs 112
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