Nubo wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Where is this "80 MPH or die" freeway? Heat is probably the biggest factor in the battery's longevity.
20% is fine and probably better sitting there for the weekend instead of 100%, but weigh that agains the utility of having the car ready-to-go if needed. I think people worry too much about this issue and have shell-shock from the awful batteries Nissan put out the first few years. I keep my 2015 topped off at 100% most of the time and it's doing pretty well.
2015 LeafS Now at 33k miles, lost our first bar around 29k.
I've done the same with our 2015 LeafS. GOM indicated range is still 85-88 at start-up, rarely (maybe 10 times???) do we drop it below 40. We like to keep max range available, never knowing when we might need to run a longer errand after our 10-15mile commute. Deliberately drop it to --- only 3 times, never had the courage to go to turtle mode.
I'm normally OCD about technical details, and strongly considered the 80% limit, decided to just drive it, plug it in, repeat. We're very pleased with the result.