edatoakrun wrote:The B packs degradation rate is somewhat better than The LEAFs (or most all of the other BEVs tested) but how much of the improved retention of capacity was due to active cooling, and how much was due to the reduced number of charge/discharge cycles provided by the B's much larger packs (and also by limiting the drivers' access to a lower percentage of the total pack capacity ?) remains unknown.
...while the Tesla may be less energy efficient, it takes a lot of energy to make a second (or third) battery pack for the Leaf.
If your LEAF is exceptionally long-lived, and you ever need to put a third
~24 kWh pack in it, you have likely produced about the same adverse environmental impacts of one ~72 kWh pack.
That's still significantly less than the adverse environmental effects from your Tesla's OE (~82 kWh, when new?) pack, though.
Of course, Nissan claims all their packs have second-life potential in stationary applications, while Tesla packs go to the junkyard when the rest of the car is disposed of.
I understand LEAF packs are the highest-priced component from a totaled
What's happening to the packs in all the Teslas in junkyards?