That seems to be the case, as the few people who've gotten lizard battery replacements and who monitored their original and new batteries mostly didn't see any significant improvement in hot climates. Personally, I wouldn't consider a BEV in the Central Valley if it didn't have active liquid cooling, and the LEAF doesn't. As for storage temps, below 80F (above freezing - 50s is ideal) and probably more important, no more than 80% State of Charge. IIRR 30-50% SoC is the recommended storage SoC range per Nissan. Be sure to check the wiki, info compiled by people here: http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/Batt ... rm_StorageMotarra wrote:I found a thread that covers the topic of storage and will move my question over there. I also need to find info about operating the Leaf during periods of very high temps.
It's crazy, but used Leafs are a popular used car in the Central Valley...mostly because they are dirt cheap. I see at least one 2013+ zipping around daily. We will never sell one to a Customer here based on our bad experience with our 2013. I have not kept up with all the details, but I'm assuming operating even the newer cars with "lizard batteries" in a 100F+ environment will rapidly degrade the battery. Is this is a correct assumption?
First bar is 15%.Motarra wrote:GRA, Thanks for the link regarding long term storage. Just curious what does "IIRC" stand for in your post?
If I Recall Correctly
Does anyone know exactly when the first bar is lost? It obviously cannot be measured by mileage. Does it happen at a specific SOH?