While I agree this is an arbitrary measure; lets not lose sight of the fact that Nissan LEAF does have a battery health meter on the dash. Other manufacturers don't present anything to the driver and you are totally at the mercy of the service center to tell you what the battery health is (if they are willing to divulge this information at all).lorenfb wrote:
Yes. And how about if bars drop based on time now, e.g. a bar every two years. Now that would surely reduce battery liabilities, right?
Using loss of bars is such an arbitrary measure that Nissan can have it represent anything. We'll have to see what happens over time.
Capacity bars is an attempt by Nissan at transparency. That is to be applauded. Their continued bungling of the algorithm and adjustments to it undermines any gains from the transparency since many here doubt their intentions in adjusting the algorithms. My mind boggles that 8 years later the same story is playing out with the 30kWh pack as occurred with he 24kWh pack. How could they make the same type of mistakes twice in a row? They must have the B team writing the BMS software.