danix wrote:I'm in the SF Bay Area.
Then you should not
expect 1-2% a month. I would expect 5-6% a year maximum battery loss with the 1st Gen (defective) battery.
I still don't understand the bars, will have to read up on it (I get the concept, it's just not intuitive. What I thought were the bars including the red shows 8 bars, but it's the same now as when I left).
The 8 small bars indicate battery health. They will not change on a trip.
The large bars indicate battery charge and go down as you drive. When the large bars are empty, the car is "out of gas".
I'm hoping Nissan will do something for me but who knows, I doubt it.
Good luck, but don't get your hopes up.
Yeah, I regret this purchase.
Don't blame you. You have a few options:
1) sell the car
2) pay Nissan $8k for a new battery. It will NOT degrade like the one you have and it will come with a brand new 5yr 60kmi /8yr defects warranty. You will get approximately 75 miles range.
3) Find a wrecked Leaf with a good 24kWh battery pack and either swap the cells or the battery pack. If truly interested in this approach, send me a personal message. It is not for the faint of heart.
4) Sign up with Fenix Systems. It is a startup hoping to sell aftermarket Leaf batteries. They are taking deposits and may be great or may go bankrupt.
5) Drive the car for local trips only