danrjones wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Lothsahn wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:16 pm
PrairieLEAF wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:21 pm
Blame the EPA! My understanding is that they docked the official range estimate of the 2011/2012 LEAF due to it having the 80% charge feature, so Nissan removed it.
Do what Tesla does. Let the user set a charge limit to any percentage. The EPA hasn't docked them...
So either nissan is too stupid to figure that out or they didnt want you to have that feature.
The way Nissan worded the owner information made 100% charging seem to be an extraordinary event tantamount to deliberate abuse, which I think is why EPA decided to dock them. Imho, if you tell owners they really must charge to 80% to avoid crippling their car, then the "real" range has to take that into account.
Then the whole battery mess blew up and my impression is that they simply canned the whole partial charge concept to get rid of any allusion to battery weaknesses. I don't imagine that it was a binary choice forced upon them by EPA. Clearly, other automakers have partial charging features. If this were actually a result of selective EPA enforcement, Nissan would have a clear case to overturn it.