That could be the source of the problem for a lot of people. I can see the cars sitting outside in 110 degree heat and the pack at 100% for days on end.camasleaf wrote: Maybe there is a correlation between these capacity losses and how long the car stayed at the dealer charged at 100%, and being topped off?
I was wondering about Skywagon. As I recall, he bought his car from Fontana Nissan in CA and drove it home or perhaps trailered it home. So if anyone is thinking that some of this capacity loss might have been caused by the shipping and storage of LEAFs at AZ dealers, Skywagon would be an exception to that. Interesting that he apparently lost a bar as well.LEAFfan wrote:You can add one more to the bar losers in the Phoenix area. Someone told me that Skywagon lost a bar about a month ago or so and they said he has already traded it in on some kind of hybrid after Nissan told him the same thing...his loss was "gradual" and "normal". He bought it in Jan. and had over 15K miles on it. The person didn't know which hybrid he bought.
Sounds like the Leaf was not designed with climate change in mind.jomo25 wrote: Austin set record high avg temp in Aug 2011: 91.6
Dallas set record high avg temp in Aug 2011: 93.4
Vegas set record high avg temp in Aug 2011: 93.9
Phoenix set record high avg temp in Aug 2011: 98.3
There is a considerable difference in albedo between asphalt and concrete, and large areas of exposed asphalt contribute a significant part of the 'heat island' effect in cities. Concrete both reflects more heat in summer, and is less susceptible to damage in winter so it lasts longer. However, it's also more expensive up front (even though it's life-cycle cost is the same or lower), which is why asphalt is used so much.Pipcecil wrote: <snip>
I am no battery/engineer guy, but something must be significantly worse in Arizona versus places like Texas. Humidity and dry air? Payment heating (could there be a difference from asphalt to concrete)? <snip>
I finally built my SOC kit and measured after 100% charge. I got 227. I ran the climate control using CW for 30 mins and it went to 229. This level of degradation maybe consistent for Phx. I normally charge to 80%. What is odd is that I still have all my capacity bars.myleaf wrote:I am in Phx at 13K miles 14 months, still have 12 bars (knock on wood).