edatoakrun wrote:Can you folks take your endless, boring, off-topic comments to another thread?
Back on topic:
I saw no evidence at either of the LEAF intro events I attended of any change in temperature management in the "40 kWh" pack, and heard no hint of any changes planned for the "60 kWh" pack, when introduced.
So, both versions to have sealed packs with conductive cooling, just like all the earlier LEAFs?
Anyone seen or heard anything different?
I have heard nothing official from Nissan. Plenty of speculation, though. I wouldn't be surprised if the former AESC will still produce the 60kWh battery, and not LG Chem. LG has a great battery, but it requires TMS. AESC has a less great battery (but still great IMO, all things considered) which doesn't require a TMS, at least in moderate climates. Yes this point is arguable, and has been argued ad nauseum. But the fact is, LG's battery is more volatile and would not survive anywhere near as well as AESC's without TMS.
Maybe Nissan needs another year because they are waiting on AESC to produce. Just more speculation, of course. But again, I have seen nothing more than a few journalists claiming that the 60kWh battery will be from LG, let alone that it will have TMS.