DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:02 pm
I don't think 86F counts as hot in Arizona. That's sweater and heavy Jeans weather.
True tropics where its 80-90F and on an island is perfect Leaf Gen 1 space. Rarely need to go more than 50 miles unless your are a cab, in which case buy a Gen 2 Leaf.
In terms of the temps, they are pretty terrible for gen 1 Leaf. We've heard of bad degradation in Hawaii on gen 1 Leaf.
My guess is because instead of having only 3-5 months of warm weather and where it does cool down at night (like in my city), it's all year round. The Leaf battery never gets a chance to cool down at all and thus degrades badly.
For example, in my city, even on hot days (e.g. 90 F or more), it is almost unheard of to have stretches of even 2 days where the low temp for the day is 70 F or more. It'll cool down to below 70 F. For my city this week, it's forecasted to hit highs of mid-80F and lows of between 59 and 63 F. I can move my Leaf outside overnight to get the battery cooler. In the morning, when I move it into the garage, batt might be between 65 and 72 F per Leaf Spy.
And, per Google, the coldest month for me is Dec with average high of 59 F and average low of 42 F.
All of the above is in impossible in a place where the low temp is 80 F, at best.
But yes, Arizona is crazy hot with many months of highs of above 100 F every day and lows of no lower than 80ish or 90ish F. But, they eventually have cooler months too. Google for phoenix average weather
then click on all months to see what I'm talking about vs. honolulu average weather
. And again, we've seen bad degradation in HI.