Nubo wrote:Definitely not ideal. Not only does the timer fail to accurately predict end of charge (finishing early), it fails by different amounts depending on the beginning SOC.
Not to mention that end-time-only charging finishes even earlier if a preheat timer is set. Still, setting an end-time for later than my planned departure would work adequately for me, it is just a rather awkward workaround to allow regen when going downhill, when a full charge isn't required.
GaslessInSeattle wrote:they are saying the exact same thing about this "new" hot battery as they were about the original. I was told, emphatically when I bought the 2011 that the testing facility was in Arizona, that Nissan had plowed $5 billion into this technology and made it rock solid, even in the most extreme heat on earth. turns out the original battery can't even take relatively moderately high ambient temps, the further south you go, the faster the battery dies. I won't buy that there is a significant improvement until it starts bearing out in real world user feedback this time around, and I'm not terribly interested in being one of the guinea pigs this time either. once you've been lied to once, you don't readily believe the same thing the second time, I want proof.
Exactly. Fool me once, shame on Nissan. Fool me twice, shame on me.
"The old battery was suitable for all climates, but desert ones"
reeler wrote:If the new battery is what they say, it is a home run for Nissan. The old battery was suitable for all climates, but desert ones. To have a chemistry that works across all climates, we will all be winners.
? I would switch that around: the current battery is fine for the coastal Pacific Northwest, Norway, and much of Canada. And has unacceptably rapid capacity degradation almost everywhere else.