Not necessarily. When is the last time you saw 500GB of usable space on your "500GB" hard drive or 12mb useful throughput from your "12mb" broadband line? I think there is precedent for not including necessary overhead in figures like this. However, a more challenging problem for them would be explaining the "100 mile" range figure which assumes no overhead but is like saying your ICE gets 75 MPG... so long as you drive it at 30 MPH with a healthy tailwind and never use the brake. Unreasonable.opossum wrote:Agreed. I've seen one or two other possible explanations in the last few posts also. It's okay. Maybe Nissan will get a chance to explain to a lawyer why they market it as a 24 kWhr battery pack, if they permanently or seasonally limit people to perhaps 75% of it... but only after a year of ownership. Now wouldn't *that* be an interesting discovery process!edatoakrun wrote:The only way to I can see to reconcile your report of kWh use, 25%-30% below that usually seen on new LEAFs, and the "85% capacity remaining" report you state came from Nissan, is that your charge level was limited to a significantly lower percentage of total battery capacity, presumably by the BMS.
A seasonal limitation, should it exist, would also be harder to explain away since they never mentioned it with respect to heat (they did for cold). Anyway, I think 85% is probably the entire pack but it would be very bad form for them to try to claim that this is okay.