LeftieBiker wrote:Your use of the word "deplete" is misleading .
You're right; that was the wrong word. I meant "reduce SOC a bit."
Heating up the battery more to lower the SoC is a debatable strategy at best
From what I've read here, the worst thing is the number of hours spent at high temp + high (or low) SOC. Drawing 1.5kw will raise temps a bit, but I've never seen street driving add a temp bar. I can drive Uber on city streets for 120 miles over 4 hours straight, taking SOC from 100% down to 20%, and not see an additional temp bar. But if I do a couple of 20-mile airport runs on the expressway, then I get an extra temp bar.
LeftieBiker wrote: try using a daily charge timer that stops at about 95%.
That would be nice; I have the S, which has no stop timer. Also, my use case is unusual (Uber driver). I usually drive AM rush hour, PM rush hour, then early bar hours, so I charge 2-3 times per day (about 8 hours of driving per day). In summer, the car will go 4+ hours (longer than I care to drive at once), so I don't really need to charge it to 100%. Rather than setting a stop timer two or three times per day, It would be really nice if Nissan had an 80% "mounutain mode" (I'm sure I'm not the first person to say that).