Yes, but I am looking at it from a full year perspective. Since I had 5.3% loss the first year I figure worst case for me is 75% loss at 5 years. If loss is steeper at the beginning as Nissan claims, I should be able to retain 80% capacity at 5 years. As you said, my car spends more time at cooler temperature since I live 4 miles from the coast.tbleakne wrote:However I seem somewhat more concerned about gradual loss than you, because I am not confident that the rate of loss is going to slow down before Fall.
Agreed. This is a good rule of thumb:I would suggest one additional rule-of-thumb for modest rate of capacity loss: how much time the car spends at 5 bars.
7 bars - very bad
6 bars - slightly bad
5 bars - good
4 bars - best (from a capacity loss perspective)
I keep thinking of Abasile and how well his pack is doing. Those cool mountain temperatures don't seem to be hurting his pack any.Of course time at 4 bars each day would be even better.