TickTock wrote:From October to February last year, I gained back about 2kWh (~10%) capacity so I do think it is possible for someone who is on the edge to get the top bar back, and likely that someone who lost more than one to get one back.
If it is possible to recover 10% of capacity, then it is conceivable for a LEAF to recover two capacity bars. It will be interesting to see if anyone actually recovers bars or not. I am not aware of any reports of that to date.
Not to quibble semantics with TickTock, but I doubt his LEAF "gained back" capacity. I think it's far more likely that his LEAFs battery management, allowed him to charge to a higher percentage of the Battery's existing capacity, once climate conditions permitted.
And this would imply that many who have lost a bar, may not have lost a full 15% of battery capacity
, but that their own LEAF's may be similarly restricting charge levels
, under present hot conditions, to prevent rapid capacity loss.
I don't think you could expect it likely to see reports of any cars gaining significant "gids", much less of having any bars reappear, until this fall, from LEAFs located in the Northern hemisphere.
I'm still waiting for further confirmation of, and more details on, the only (?) "lost two bars" report.
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... &start=920
...Not reported by owner, but by others:
1. Opossum has reported of two cars in Phoenix that have lost 2 bars...
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