Re: Possible Widespread 2018 Traction Battery Quick Charge Problems
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:06 pm
I agree with your concern. The more we understand, the better we can make decisions.LeftieBiker wrote:Yes, and I know. I don't want to do that for every charging screen I see.Just multiply Volts X Amps shown on the charger screen to get kW, i.e. (38, 34, 25, 23, 12, 8 kW). The voltage in all cases is essentially
constant at about 390 volts, except when the QC is delivering 100 amps and the output voltage drops a little.
What is different about the 40kwh Leaf? Higher energy density, apparently from larger cells squashed into a space that used to have a little airflow inside to aid the modest convection cooling. As other car companies ensure that their packs are actively cooled, Nissan is going in the exact opposite direct - making sure that their packs get cooled as little as possible. The only reason I'm likely to lease a 2018 Leaf, aside from the lack of direct competition, is that I believe I can fit it in my garage, and then cool the garage during heat waves. But that doesn't mean I'm not pissed off about it, or that I'm sure I'm not making a big mistake.