Yes. And in that extreme case, the battery is capable of holding only about 3/12 of 24kWh, or 6kWh (ignoring the intentional nonlinearity of the bars and other details). So, again roughly, each of the 12 "charge bars" would represent 1/12 of that degraded-to-6kWh capacity, or about 0.5 kWh. At the LEAF's rule-of-thumb 4 miles/kWh efficiency, each "charge bar" would represent about two miles of driving range.Gigawatt wrote: Interesting so you are saying that even if you have three bars capacity you can still get 12 bars of charge?
That can't happen, because "max charge" IS "capacity", by definition.Gigawatt wrote: What about if you had 12 bars of capacity and only three bars of max charge - confused here.
Welcome to the digital age. It's called "resolution" in the trade. As I look at the time-of-day display in the lower right-hand corner of my computer's display, I see that it's "11:12 AM". But is that 11:12:01 or 11:12:16, or... ?Gigawatt wrote:And also I was reading that just because you have 12 bars doesn’t mean to say that you don’t really have 11.1 or 11.99 interesting stuff.
The outer "capacity bar" segments indicate how much energy the battery can hold when full. The inner, longer "charge bars" show how much of your battery's current maximum capacity is full.