gasmiser1 wrote:How about this: 100% charge at L2 verses 100% charge at L1------Is L1 preferable when charging to save battery life
If someone has to charge at 100% daily, and time permitting could use L1 overnight, wouldn't L1 extend battery life by using only 1/3 the amps and therefore have reduced heat while charging the batteries)
I know-----------L1 requires a much longer charging time, 2+ times longer. But, given the opportunity.............I use L1 if I need 100% charge whenever possible.
704hov1095 wrote:When I picked up my car 2 weeks ago, the dealer rep said he was pretty sure Nissan was already in R&D stages on a new battery that would be released in 2+ years that had at least 150 mile range and could be installed in the existing Leafs--but at owner expense. Likely to be costly. Will be standard in the new Nissan EVs, some of which are higher end (Z's).
sfosri wrote:In response to a comment:
Nissan Chat said that charging to 100% will have little impact on the batery life. 4000 L2 chragers are going in in San Diego this year - most this summer according to Ecotality
Ecototality is a scam company..they collected money from DOE to install chargers...they don't have a map of the chargers on their website nor a list...they don't even have an app they announced with big fanfare. This company put out big press releases but nothing really materializes.
I joined the Blink network which belongs to them and there I saw a map with a total of 26 chargers around the whole country...what a joke. They need to be investigated and so do all these companies that are getting lots of our tax money to build charging infrastructure.
I wouldn't pay attention to the salesmen. Nissan didn't name the 80% charge "Long Life Mode" for nothing. It's right there in the manual. However, we don't know exactly how much this will prolong battery life.mark13 wrote:I charge the leaf 100% every other day..I don t remember the salesmen ever saying to only charge at 80% to save the battery for a extended life..
Hmm... A bluetooth connection between a CAN-BUS reader monitoring the charge state and a DIY EVSE could do that! I don't know why I didn't think of bluetooth before! I was wondering how to do it without making a mess of wiring. I will definitely look into that after I get the EVSE fully built.OilFreedom wrote:Nissan, please give the Leaf the option of a 90% charge! This way the range could be increased a bit above 80% if needed while still being a little gentler on the battery than fully charging to 100%. Plus, the regeneration would not be limited as with a 100% charge. This has been requested by numerous owners in other threads. Thank you.
(I know some people have worked out good ways of getting to 90%, but these are largely manual -- and you have to remember to do them. I am looking for something that can be done completely automatically (like the 80% charging) via the on-board charging schedule.)