johnlocke wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Don't blame me for Nissan's decisions. Nissan could figure out how to air cool the battery if they wanted. Heat pipes to a fin assembly comes to mind. What I don't understand is why you wouldn't want a battery that lasts for several 100,000 miles. By the way, you can't buy an air cooled VW anymore either.
Most common working fluid in a heat pipe is water. I'd prefer no water in the battery pack, please.
At 10-12 thousand miles a year, "several 100,000 miles" would be 20+ years. Almost always worth owning a car newer than average for better reliability, safety and technology, at least in my opinion. Average age of a car is about 12 years.
A 24kWh Leaf meets my needs and expectations. If it doesn't meet yours, buy something else. A 40kWh Leaf should be able to drive the same commute for much longer. Or if you live in an extreme climate and have an iron butt, get a Bolt.