The battery temperature gauge is very coarse, and if the fine folks from the Chevy Volt universe can be believed
, the delta between 70°F (21°C) and 90°F (32°C) can be critical to battery life.
Very interesting. Now where was that chart that correlates number of bars on the temperature gauge with actual battery temperature? Edit: found it here: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 34#p103134
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5 bars - 50.5 degrees F.
6 bars - 75.2
7 bars - 98.2
it doesn't help very much. I run 5 bars (50-75) when at home for a while, and 6 bars when parked in the San Fernando Valley during the day in the summer (75-98). The coarse granularity gives me no useful information about exactly how hot my battery is getting (or how cool at home). This would be high on my list to add to the SOC meter, and the feature that would push me to actually purchase the meter.