TaylorSFGuy wrote:Hi All - yes, I am driving the 2011 as much as possible to keep the miles off the 2014. When I bought the car, my plan was to save as much as I spent. That doesn't look feasible without replacing the battery and going another 150,000 and even then it would be close. No matter how many miles I put on it, the KBB value isn't likely to fall much further now. I am being stubborn, sometimes spending an extra hour going each way. I would like to get to 150,000 miles before the colder, wetter weather arrives.
I am hopeful the new 30Kwh will fit in the 2011. In the Arizona meeting a couple of years ago, there was a discussion about different battery capacities. Most agreed that it would be wise to stick to one flavor. Mr. Palmer is gone now so I don't know if that will mean anything. Going to 30kwh will allow me more miles before I reach this battery capacity.
On the lack of regen, I wonder if it is related to the strongly pulsating brakes when battery is LBW or below and brakes are applied lightly. This may become a safety issue that could result in a mandatory fix? Would that have to be a new battery? Idle speculation.
Just trying to hang in there until new batteries are "announced" and there is clarity on replacement option.
I am still likely 6 months from having to charge nearly daily on the road maybe... but because of a quirk in my verizon data plan, I now have a lot more data for less money so already plan to simply get work down while charging that I would normally have to take time to do at home so I would be ok with random stops. I really wish Blink and their per kwh fast chargers were in better shape since I won't charge at a flat rate location especially when I only need 10-15 mins in most cases.
But I have a plan. as it is, my lease mileage is way short of what I need so probably will gas it a lot more during Winter to prevent my on the road charging episodes, so plan; under 120 miles in Summer or under 75 miles in Winter, LEAF it!!
Final note; keep in mind that a replacement pack will perform MUCH better than your first edition 2011 pack... I would negotiate some advertising rights... After all, you are unique in the LEAF World and they can get value from that and its only fair that you get a share of that value!
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 7059.6 mi, 95.35% SOH
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