danrjones wrote:I wonder if I should get the update next time I'm going in for service? I only use my leaf for commuting and in town, so I have never fast charged. I feel bad for those who are effected by rapid charge issues but I knew going in about that as a limitation so I never planned to even use it that way.
I've never had a issue with heat yet, and we are as hot as any place except Phoenix. (Degradation aside)
So far this summer I regularly see the temp guage in the center and then one bar above center, but it is what it is. I can get the exact temps if I want via Leaf Spy but I'm not sure if its worth bothering. So far I haven't had any issues with LVL2 charging at night nor the car getting grumpy during the heat of the day,
Now I'm sure its not good on the long term health of the battery but I got such a good deal on the car it doesn't matter. It should stay healthy enough for a good few years of life and then I'll trade it in. If I had paid out of my pocket the ridiculous MSRP then I'd probably be paranoid over the slow drop in my SOH.
The only thing I've noticed with the heat is the AC lowering my efficiency, which I would expect.
As you probably know, the hot weather degradation testing for the redesigned batteries in the 18-19 LEAF was done just south of you in Stanfield Az (and in Dubai), and so far it looks like these newer designs are holding their own quite well.