Couple of questions I have, and this is for the community at large.
I clearly want the new battery to last, especially since (as I gather from what I have seen) I won't have any capacity warrantee. Is the best advice still the 80% charge maz, and only when below 50%?
First off you need to remove "only" from your charging vocabulary. it simply is not that straightforward.
your battery wants to live at 50% SOC. that is where it will live the longest. So a charge cycle should cover that. so if you need 40% of your capacity, then charge from 30 to 70%.
But keep in mind;
*If you are caught short, that could be bad. things happen. you cannot always predict what is going to happen.
*Time at very SOC is worse than time at very high SOC.
my rule of thumb; If I am going to use 40sih% of my capacity, I fully charge it plugging it in just before I go to bed at night so it finishes just before I leave in the morning. Don't have TOU and yes, I generally leave VERY early.
so you have the 80% charge setting. I would only use it if I planned to drive less than 25 miles that day. Full charge for everything else but then again, that is me. you are different
As far as the 6-8 week delivery estimate; heard this several times and occasionally the wait is nearly that long, but not usually.
as far as retrofitting the 30 kwh battery, that would cost Nissan thousands. it is not that straightforward an option at this point. now does that mean it will never happen? maybe, maybe not. There is likely a way to make it happen but they have to figure out how to get the costs down.
Also I am curious as your list of companies that allowed a significant upgrade on a 5 year old product on a warranty exchange
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 3500.3 mi, 96.95% SOH
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