2012 Leaf, purchased used in Feb. of 2017.
Some questions, please:
I started using LeafSpy Pro in March, at which time my SOH was 84%, and HX was 70.12. It dropped the first bar about a month later. 4,647 miles and 225 days later, I'm showing SOH of 80% and HX of 63.58.
That seems like a bigger delta between those two numbers than I typically see in other people's reports. Do I care?
It seems like as soon as I hit the 80% SOH my regen behavior changed. Is that normal? I have to get down below 30% SOC before it starts to feel like the car I bought.
3 months ago I hit 7 m/kWh on my way to work, with an average day showing about 5.5. The last couple of weeks on the same route I'm doing well to hit 3.7.
I dropped 4% SOH in about 200 days. Yes, I understand it's a 2012, and it gets hot in Utah, but that seems extreme to me. The previous owner lost 6% SOH in about 1600 days in the Seattle area. .02% / day lost here, vs. previous owner at about .004% / day loss. Is the weather that big a factor?
I have the car set to charge to 80%, and through the summer I had it only charging in the very early morning when it should be the coolest. I used the timer set to finish at 5:00 AM. It's a level 2 charging station in my carport. I park in the shade when possible, but that's not always an option.
I charge to 100% perhaps once a month, and drive it immediately after that charge completes. It never sits at 100%. 12 total quick charges over the life of the car.
I use 30 - 35% charge for my daily commute, and so it's generally at or below 50% when I plug it in at night.
Am I killing my battery? What should I do differently? Or is this just how it's going to be owning a 2012 in Utah?