LeftieBiker wrote:We are really pretty close in advice, then. I don't suggest never charging to 100%, just to try to avoid it when it does no good, and to avoid charging at all when the pack is hot. One interesting question that occurs to me: is it safe to charge a Lizard pack with 6 temp bars displayed? Maybe...
My battery is at 5 temperature bars
now (at night in January). If I did not charge at 6 temperature bars
(or 7 or 8), I would not be able to drive the car in the summer. Is it safe? Yes--there will not be catastrophic failure. Is it detrimental? I doubt it, but who knows? Charging at 8 or above is probably detrimental, but I don't worry because I bought the car to use.
Kevin should get a lot of use out of his low-mileage car. The Leaf Spy numbers will likely improve for a while with normal use and the long term 2015 battery deterioration in his relatively mild climate should be minimal.