johnlocke wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:14 am
Spend the extra money for the 30KWH. The extra 40K in warranty and the additional range are more than worthwhile. If an 8 bar 24 KWH is adequate for you now then a 7 bar (64%) 30KWH would still have 20 KWH left vs 17 KWH for the 24 KWH battery. In addition, if the 30 KWH battery is at less than 100K mi. and less than 8 yrs. old, you get a free battery! A 2015 is out of warranty in just a few months vs 4 more years for the 2016. Anything older than 2015 is already out of warranty, so you should expect a much lower price vs a 2016 30 KWH.
I agree. That reasoning was how I chose my Leaf. Purchased late last year.
One note. My 2016 SV 30kWh Leaf has 9 bar with 20.5 kWh at full charge according to LeafSpy Pro.
2019-08-26 Full charge:
47 QC and 1440 L1/L2 charges.
Capacity at full charge is 20.5 kWh
SOC=97.7% (it doesn't go higher than this at full charge)