MountainTopLeaf wrote:And, here in June 2017, with a new 2017 Leaf in my garage - which is on top of a mountain... I sure wish there was a way to limit the charge percentage. If I don't monitor the charge and manually stop it before it hits about 95%, I get no regenerative braking effect at all when I leave the house. That's not only an efficiency issue. It may be an exaggeration to call it a safety issue, because the brakes do work. But certainly It's much less pleasant to have to pump the brakes going down the mountain, than to get the steady braking of using "B" mode. And it's wearing out the brakes. I also have a gas powered car and with that I can downshift to get engine braking. The B mode is much nicer that engine braking but it just doesn't work at all at 100% charge. When I take my foot off the brake, the car accelerates rapidly going downhill. And I hate to ride the brakes.
So it amazes me that there is no manufacturer option nor aftermarket software to put this charge limit in affect. Especially considering that they had it and took it away from us. I do not have a regular commuting schedule so the suggestions about "set the end time to after you will actually leave" are not practical for me.
Oh and speaking of monitoring the charge... I can do that with the Nissan Connect app but when I do, it takes several full minutes to connect, then almost always gives me old data. Then I check the charge again and it takes another 2-3 minutes, and still gives me stale data (often). And sometimes on the third try it connects and tells me the current charge state. So it takes maybe 6-10 minutes to just get the state of the charge. Or I have to go to the garage and turn on the car. Tips are appreciated for a better way to do this. I'm a newbie here.
Welcome! And sorry to hear you suffering from the same issues.
I've resorted to plugging the car in an hour before I need to leave on alternating days, because that brings the charge up to 80%. Not really convenient, I know, but it's far better than using the Connect app, and doesn't take more than a minute to do.