I am considering the SV Leaf since I want to have the WINGS option available, but I'm curious to know the actual benefit that the Photovoltaic solar-panel rear spoiler provides on the SL model. I read that it's purpose is to power the car's accessories and not the car battery.
Does anyone know if the Photovoltaic top Solar Panel Maintenance
rear spoiler provides any benefit to the range of the car?
I personally like to listen to the radio while driving and having the AC turned up all the way in the summer and the heat in the winter (I live in TX).
The solar panel on the spoiler makes almost no difference. It tops up the 12V battery and AC makes difference it. If the car is left standing for several weeks then it means the battery stays topped up without needing to use power from the main battery.
If the car is used regularly it makes absolutely no difference as the 12V is then kept topped up during normal use. So overall there are some nice benefits of using Photovoltaic solar panel rear Spoiler in the Car.