Just drive it... Park it in the shade when it is convenient. No, the batteries are not more heat tolerant. Drive and use it as close to normal as possible, including its great A/C, and quick charge if you need it and have it. To baby it will not gain you that much over the long run. Parking in a hot garage as you know is not great. An evaporative cooler would be better than a box fan at least until monsoon season. Many people in other states have babied their cars, only to barely miss out on their warranties, and then of course regretted it. I am personally not sure what the battery warranty is on the 2014. Everyone in Arizona that I know, with older Leafs, qualified for free replacement batteries. A couple of them more than once on the same cars. Additionally, both of my cars received new batteries under warranty. We love our cars but not the fact that Nissan did not provide thermal management for the traction battery.
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*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 51,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi