Check out the comments at the end this article. Good information from other Leaf owners. I am glad my old 24 kwh pack isn't degrading as much as the newer packs...
Let’s hope Nissan has rectified this with the new 40-kWh LEAF
What can really magically change? The Lizard pack was just a marginal improvement if any at all given they changed capacity bar loss points. The 30 kWh pack is a total disaster. Is the 40 kWh pack any better? Who knows, I'll check in after 2 years.
One thing is clear and that is Nissan did make changes in BMS to address degradation and yeah, A LOT of complaining about charge rate slowdowns which is a bit funny since the rates of the 40 kwh LEAF now matches the rates of the TMS enabled Chevy Bolt.
Oh wait! That isn't true... One thing that the LEAF does is bases its charge rate on starting conditions of the battery so you can start a charge with pack temps below 100º and still get well over 40 KW at SOC below 60%.
I watched a Bolt charging at 130 amps on EVGO at Tacoma Mall which was cool but then the Bolt hit like 55% and the charge rate dropped to 23 KW... Didn't really see it happen. It was 130 amps, I was talking to someone else and just happened to glance back at the station and it was at 62 amps, all in less than 2-3 minutes.
I thought WTF!! I initially blamed it on EVGO and their per minute money grab pricing scheme but seems that is just how Bolts charge?
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