Leafy76 wrote:I don't have access to L2 charging. I don't even have access to QC. My area blows for electric vehicles. Manufacture date of my car is Feb 2013 so I doubt I would have the lizard battery. Isn't it more likely on cars manufactured Mar 2013 and later?
Lizard battery did NOT officially exist until model year 2015. Search viewtopic.php?t=17168
Nissan had alluded to a "hot" battery in testing stages at various events and communications. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13192&p=320754&hilit=testing#p320754
was mentioned in late Aug 2013.
BBrockman wrote:Currently, we have almost completed testing of a new battery chemistry intended to substantially slow capacity loss in extreme heat. During constant testing at battery temperatures of 45 C/113 F, the new battery chemistry is performing similar to the manner that the current battery performs in temperate areas like San Francisco or Seattle.
We expect that, if testing continues on its current path, we will have this new chemistry ready to implement by mid-2014, and it will be compatible with 2011-2013 model vehicles. For those owners who have already had a replacement due to heat-related capacity loss, we intend to provide a transferable coupon for a battery with the updated chemistry to use within five years.
Presumably, the result of that got rolled out as the '15 lizard battery.
It does seem that Leafs built 4/2013 and later but prior to model year 2015 have better batteries than ones before, but they're definitely NOT lizard batteries.viewtopic.php?p=473995#p473995
was what happened to a 5/2013 built Leaf in Phoenix. (Mine is also 5/2013 built but I live in a cooler climate but nowhere near as mild as the PNW. I lost my 1st capacity bar a few weeks ago at a bit past 49.5K miles: viewtopic.php?p=511915#p511915
. My SOH has actually climbed to 85% but Hx is fluctuating. Was last at 82.xx%.)
Compare to a Phoenician w/lizard battery: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=23606&p=507283&hilit=bars+11#p507283