I know battery temperature regulation is a big concern for those of us from all model years.
For winter use, with the ducted heat to the rear, I am eager to see in Jan/Feb if running the heat while charging can help bring up battery temps.
But as we are in July (for those in the northern hemisphere), I wonder if there is any easy way to route the AC through those same ducts, or via other ways (like into the rear hump) which would not be too obtrusive. I am guessing we see that happening on the 2020 Leaf given the precedent with the eNV 200, but not helpful for those of use with existing cars.
I have tried running the cooling cycle a few times while plugged in to see if does anything for the battery temp, but until i get Leaf Spy back up and running, the dash gauge isn't enough to if it even can take even a couple degrees off the battery.
All of that said, at least in Chicago, on 90+ F days here , my battery has been pretty consistently at midpoint on the temp gauge. Even when sitting in the sun. As we are close to peak summer here, the lack of thermal mgmt here hasn't been a concern yet.
We have a 2 day 850 mile trip in a couple weeks, so guess that will be the better test.
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)