Recycledoug wrote:I asked my dealer if Limiting the charge to 80% is beneficial for better battery longevity? The service department stated that the 100% charge level will not adversely impact the life of the battery.
We've had many instances of lack of dealer knowledge. It's funny how Nissan had all sorts of warnings before about leaving the car at high SoC for the '11 thru '13 model years and then changed their tune w/the '14+. As many of us believe, it was done in order to artificially boost their EPA range rating, to make it look more competitive/better than others.
It really sucks that plug-ins get bitten by that. The rules need changing so that either ALL plug-ins are bit by the 80%/100% averaging rule (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... -standard;
Rav4 EV got bit by that too) or NONE are, to get rid of these shenanigans.
Nissan previously made all sorts of statements about what predictions on battery capacity remaining (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DShtvd5jJHQ
at ~1 min mark, where they claim over 10 year life, 70 to 80% remaining or http://green.autoblog.com/2012/06/15/ni ... leaf-batt/
) and not needing thermal management (http://green.autoblog.com/2010/01/25/is ... ngineered/
Obviously, they turned out to be not true for those in Phoenix and hot climates (viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9694
), where some folks lost 20 to 30+% in less than 2 years. And, it seems like it's not going to turn out to be true for many folks in the US (see some thoughts at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=16236