I got my first EV, a 2015 Nissan LEAF S two days ago. I drove it from the dealer to my house some 160 miles. I had to figure out charging, charging apps, and paying for charging on the fly. It has 46k miles on it and I paid $8788.00 after financing. At the dealership it had 12 bars and today it had only 11
I commute 25 miles round trip a day. My other car is a 2010 Prius IV, so I am missing some of the nicer to have things.
There are two possibilities for that unfortunate loss of a capacity bar:
* Coincidence. It is about time for that to happen, given the age and climate. Mileage isn't a direct factor, but if all those miles included Quick Charges, then that makes it more likely. If you did several QCs in warm weather driving it home, that could have 'tipped it over the edge' to 11 bars.
* Battery Management System (BMS) reset. The dealer, or anyone with the right diagnostic tool, can reset the BMS to temporarily restore all lost bars. This lasts only a few weeks usually. If you lose a second bar any time this Spring, then it's a BMS reset.