Kieran973 wrote:So with the 40 kWh Leaf being out now for about a year, what are owners seeing in terms of battery degradation? Last I checked a few months ago:
-Dave in Olympia had (I think?) 2.75% degradation over 12,000 miles in Washington state
-Leftie Biker had 5.5% degradation over 6 months and only 1,000 miles in upstate New York (yikes, sorry)
But what are other Leaf owners/leasees witnessing on their 40 kWh Leafs?
I bought my '18 SL in Sept & have a bit over 6K miles on it. Zero QC's & 99% of charging is done at home L2 using the OEM EVSE. Anecdotally I typically charge in 2 hour blocks. From 8pm-10pm & or only from 3am-5am depending on SOC & what my rage needs are the next day. I charge the car daily except for rare low use cases.
I typically charge the car to 70-90% & 100% charge it every 1-2 weeks. I rarely get below 20% dash indicated but have been as low as 4% but have never seen any of the LBW or more dire warnings yet.
The car is garaged but is not climate controlled although the back of the fireplace is in the garage which does slightly passively heat the garage in the winter although the F/P insert keeps most of the heat in the home compared to a traditional F/P.
LS shows 96.66% SOH as of this morning compared to 99.2% a week into initial purchase so a 2.54% degradation so far over 4 months.