If I put a subwoofer in the Leaf and used THAT instead of climate control in ready mode, would THAT have similar impact as using climate control?
Yes, this is a serious question.
Just a point of clarification; I didn't suggest you need to exercise your pack only that very high mileage drivers exceed the curve by a huge margin partially because they are beating Father Time which is also an unavoidable factor in the degradation game.RapmasterD wrote: ↑Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:02 pmHi - I drive a 2017 Nissan Leaf SV that hits the three year mark on August 1, and has 8,801 miles on it as of this writing.
Given that I'm NOW driving almost not at all, AND I BELIEVE I've read from folks like Dave in Olympia (?) that EV batteries need 'workouts' just like us humans do, I'm wondering:
Q: Is there a consensus on the MINIMUM miles I should be driving each week in order to maintain battery health?
Is there also a minimum number of miles I should target for each individual drive?
My typical errand-based journey runs anywhere from 2 to 5 miles, round trip.
There was actually a rather surprising study published where there is strong indications that maintaining the car at the lower ends of the SOC spectrum is more beneficial. I guess I have to say that all my time living with the "blinking" bar was helping me in ways I didn't know
Well, there is the time issue which means infrequent use of the car will increase your overall costs since it is a depreciating asset but imm, its low hanging fruit and not a major consideration.gncndad wrote: ↑Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:18 amI've known about the concept of keeping below the 50% SOC. Range anxiety has kept me from trying to do this. I'm now going to try it out.
I have a Level 2 charger, so IF I know I'll need to drive greater than 40 miles in a day, I'll simply do a (quicker) level 2 charge.
Will this infrequent (?) use of the higher charging speed be detrimental to the battery, and negate any benefit of longer periods less than 50% SOC?