Marktm wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:51 am
Was the original battery replaced? Amazing difference if not.
Original battery, manufactured in 10/2013
The Ahr loss has some context to be aware of. First off, I think I bought a car that had the battery reset. So while my graph starts about 6 months after purchase there still might be some effect at the beginning of the graphed period. Second, I moved from SW Colorado to Albuquerque, NM in early 2019. My home in Albuquerque has a warmer (but in particular longer) summer than SW Colorado. And last, the car has been used very little in 2020 and has sat in the shade.
All in all, the trend has lots of caveats attached, but I obviously would be ecstatic if the low (for a LEAF) Ahr loss of the past year continues. I'm pencilling in another 5 years of use for our modest use of the car. It certainly helps that we can still look forward to using the 80% to 100% SoC that is currently in reserve, and my wife is reasonably compliant with my never ending advice to prolong useful battery life.
Oddly enough, my pre-occupation these days is whether I should sell the car before end of life to minimize depreciation. I'm in the fortunate position (I think) of coming out in good shape either way. Today my wife is going to check out the Bolt just in case it becomes available at dirt cheap prices in the next couple of months (~ $20k) and the LEAF can be sold for ~ $7k. My mental rule of thumb is ~ $80 a month cap cost, which is just amazing, even for a hobbled car.