surfingslovak wrote:The Arrhenius equation we used to model the aging characteristics of the battery in different climates predicts that if a battery pack lasts longer in Phoenix, it should do proportionally better in other climates as well. Let's hope that Nissan has found the right formula, which would balance cost and affordability with longevity and durability.
That is certainly true for the battery developed by NEC (and likely the new "Hot Battery"):
http://www.nec.com/en/global/techrep/jo ... 120112.pdf
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In the hottest city in their model (Naha), the estimated time to 70% capacity was 7.5 years
In the coldest city in their model (Sapporo), the estimated time to 70% capacity was 24 years