danix wrote:I'm in the SF Bay Area.
Then you should not
expect 1-2% a month. I would expect 5-6% a year maximum battery loss with the 1st Gen (defective) battery.
danix wrote:I still don't understand the bars, will have to read up on it (I get the concept, it's just not intuitive. What I thought were the bars including the red shows 8 bars, but it's the same now as when I left).
The 8 small bars indicate battery health. They will not change on a trip.
The large bars indicate battery charge and go down as you drive. When the large bars are empty, the car is "out of gas".
danix wrote:I'm hoping Nissan will do something for me but who knows, I doubt it.
Good luck, but don't get your hopes up.
danix wrote:Yeah, I regret this purchase.
Don't blame you. You have a few options:
1) sell the car
2) pay Nissan $8k for a new battery. It will NOT degrade like the one you have and it will come with a brand new 5yr 60kmi /8yr defects warranty. You will get approximately 75 miles range.
3) Find a wrecked Leaf with a good 24kWh battery pack and either swap the cells or the battery pack. If truly interested in this approach, send me a personal message. It is not for the faint of heart.
4) Sign up with Fenix Systems. It is a startup hoping to sell aftermarket Leaf batteries. They are taking deposits and may be great or may go bankrupt.https://fenix.systems/
5) Drive the car for local trips only