Gary puts inverter and motor losses losses in a different category: (recovered energy) - (motor energy). So, drees, you are also suspicious of a 10%+ loss in the battery.drees wrote:Because that heat isn't lost in the batteries - it's lost in the inverter and motor. Basically the LEAF's batteries have an extremely low internal resistance.planet4ever wrote:But you are suggesting more than 10% loss in (stored energy) - (recovered energy), which seems astonishingly high to me. All that "lost" energy must be converted to heat, no? Since the LEAF battery has no active cooling, I would think that would make it heat up rapidly under load, such as when climbing a mountain. Why has no one reported this?