LeftieBiker wrote:You know that the battery will be running around 120F because you drive a 2018 and have observed the battery temperature for at least months?
Oh, you have at least seen a 2018 once in real life?
Classic Head in The Sand response. Given that the battery pack has no active cooling (and reduced passive cooling) it would violate the laws of physics if the pack temp didn't get up to around 120F in normal 85F+ Summer weather driving.
Like my 2014 Leaf gets up to 120F all the time... Not.
Actually my 2014 Leaf's battery as measured by Leaf Spy usually stays between the daily high and daily low in the summer. The average daily high in summer is 70F. The average daily low is 54F. Maybe a 2018 will run hotter by a few degrees. Maybe not. I'm not sure if I care. Should I?
Most frequent long trip is 130 miles round trip. Longest common trip is 71 miles. A fair fraction is slower roads. Usually in winter, spring or fall, in summer we take the wife's convertible. With the top down, of course. I suspect I can take these trips without needing a charging stop in a 2018. For years.