ampitupco wrote:Huh. We were tracking pretty close until the last few months, I believe (just going off your sig). LeafDD has shown my aHr as low as 56.4 this Spring, but as of now it's back up to 57.1. I may not lose a bar until next year now.
I am surprised that I am so much ahead of you in capacity loss since you live in a much hotter area. My hypothesis is that since all my driving involves steep climbs and descents, and the associated battery heating that entails, I get more degradation than one gets driving on relatively level terrain.
My Ahr had dropped several tenths in the last week. But the tipping point may have been a 108 mile trip to Black Canyon NP the previous day: More than 5000 feet of cumulative elevation change plus 2½ hours of charging enroute, in 82ºF weather. When I noticed that my bar had dropped yesterday the car had charged for several hours in the sun and the battery temp was 27ºC. That's pretty warm for spring.
Have you had the P3227 update done?
DesertDenizen wrote:So sorry dgp, that first one is always tough. I remember on my first Leaf, a 2011, I would cringe when I started the car and look at the capacity bars. Of course I did not think I would lose the first one at 6,771 miles.
Yeah, I'd have been dismayed to lose a CB at that mileage. But I've had LeafDD for a long time now and I knew a year ago that I would drop the bar this spring or summer, so it was more a matter of interest than concern.
We got our first L2 public charge stations in this area a year ago so my declining range hasn't been a problem. I just plug-in while shopping or watching a movie and have enough charge to get home when I am done, even in winter. Prior to the public charge stations I was becoming concerned about being able to do my 60-70 mile grocery shopping trips in winter. Now it isn't an issue. So, still quite happy with my LEAF.