It's less expensive. And you get to keep a fifth seat. It is, however, hard to see the payoff, unless you think how losing 20% of your capacity over five years is better than losing it over eight years. Heat is certain to kill the battery, so if you live anywhere with hot weather the lack of a TMS will accelerate battery degradation. I could say I hope that isn't the case but it's inevitable so there isn't any point in pretending.LKK wrote:If this is true it looks like Nissan's use of a simple air cooled battery thermal management system will pay off big time in terms of cost and reliability over those manufactures using the much more complicated liquid cooled systems.
The lack of a TMS was a major reason why I never seriously considered buying. Nissan engineering understands the value of a TMS so I wouldn't be shocked to see one on Gen II.