I am a rower in this boat, too.Stoaty wrote:Same here. If my Leaf was right on the edge (3 bars + loser) at say, 55,000 miles I might be willing to give it a little "push", but just can't bring myself to abuse the battery or even push it hard otherwise. Lost my second bar recently at 40,000 miles and almost 4 years, so it would take a lot of abuse to lose 2 more bars in one year even if I wanted to go that route. I will probably be a 4 bar loser at 60,000 miles and 6 years, although if the battery aging model is accurate I might be able to go to 70,000 miles and 7 years. If the latter I would be pretty satisfied overall. However, while I was 0.5% ahead of the battery aging model a year ago, I am now 0.7% behind the battery aging model. I suspect the difference will increase quite a bit over the next 1-2 years, as calendar aging doesn't appear to be slowing down as much as the model predicts.abasile wrote:However, I would not be able to bring myself in good conscience to go out of my way to abuse my LEAF's battery, especially considering that a large factor in my purchase of this car was environmental stewardship.
down two bars about 6 months ago; today's stats are: 44k miles and 4 years plus a month of ownership (not counting losing two months of usage to two separate car repairs).
annual mileage will be way down now with no more commute; so doing closer to 3k miles a year sted of 12k.
i am handicapped in being able to use the car for day trips to museums and other LA sites, but otherwise it continues to serve.
total maintenance has been about $400 in four years, except for replacing the tires early on.
still happy with the car (but I have an ICE alternative), but I will want to test the range soon.