DaveinOlyWA wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:22 pm
........Other things to consider; long-term storage (which to me is more than a few days) the ideal is around half. Nissan shipped cars from Japan at 40% SOC verified with both of my 24 kWh cars (along with inept dealerships) so anywhere in that range is good.
Gotcha...thank you for the education and responses. I am fortunate enough to have a motorcycle and a second vehicle that I use for towing, family-hauling, and long-distance trips. (four kids, the wife, the boats, the side by sides, etc.). Getting caught without enough battery won't be an issue for me, especially because my world for the most part is all within five miles of my house. The part that has me doing backflips is the fact that I start to get into pre-new-battery milage when I am now at 30% battery. I was easily able to drive it every day with a max range of ~58 miles. So this new battery will make it EASY to keep it at, or below 50%, and still drive it every day. I bought this car "just because" and I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but in that time, I have been converted to a big EV fan! Now if I can only convince the wife to make her next vehicle a Tesla X or Y vs the new Ford Bronco she wants LOL