surfingslovak wrote:I think the warranty could use a clause about prorated pack replacements for three-bar or even two-bar losers.
Even two bars is a lot of range to lose, especially for someone who based the purchase on a commute that is 90% of the range of a new LEAF, with no warning from Nissan about significant potential loss of range within the first two to three years.
I haven't even lost a bar (though I'm close) and I feel like I've lost a lot of range (all updates applied). But simply knowing I could buy a replacement at some price would buy some peace of mind. An eternal rental simply does not do it for me, even though it very well could be a better deal.
For example, I drove 58 miles today mostly freeway at 65 mph. Should be easy, no? After all, a new car will do at least 80 miles under these conditions and back when it was 6 months old I did over 70 miles before LBW in similar conditions.
Got home with an indicated 4.3 mi/kWh just after LBW (43 GIDs), so it sure seems like I've lost 12 miles off of my original 70 mile freeway range which is between 15-20% loss of usable capacity.
And no, I don't live in a hot climate and the car is only 2 years old with a typical amount of miles for it's age. Yet it's showing range loss I didn't expect for another 3 years based on what Nissan said to expect (20% after 5 years, 30% after 8 years) given that I follow good battery care practice by using an end-only timer for 80% and only occasionally charge to 100% and when I do I start driving immediately after it's done charging.
I suspect that some of the discrepancy is gauge error and it's possible that some additional range is hidden between LBW and Turtle. And while I otherwise enjoy the car (though I wish it had another 25% more power along with range), I have to add the caveat that you shouldn't expect to drive more than 60 miles on the freeway (and that number has been declining along with my battery capacity) - since I doubt that many people have the patience to drive that slow - even at 65 mph I was nearly always the slowest car on the road. In fact - I can't even remember passing anyone except for the occasional truck.