LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:22 am
I'll believe it's a warmer when I see an electrical connection directly to it. Insulation does not warm something that is cold.
Correct, people who live in CA or warmer climates who might think just placing a piece of insulation over the battery is the answer just don't understand how cold some areas of the US or even CAnada can get. If it's 0F or even sub 0 for days on end, especially if you don't drive your vehicle for several days, the battery could get dangerously cold. It might
not hurt the battery if the car just sits but from things I've read, charging it or possibly even using it hard when the battery is at sub-zero temps may be detrimental to the battery.
I get it, in CA, TX, FL or many of the southern states or even warmer coastal areas of CAnada. potentially not having a proper battery heater might not be that big of a deal but for those of us blessed(and I'm being sarcastic) with sub-zero temps(not to mention the awful -20 or even worse -30F), it's a big deal and something I can't believe Nissan would drop or not make clear if it has it or not.
With my '12 and '13 Leaf there are many days in the winter when the battery heater light blinks all day long and when I go out and start it there are ZERO battery temp bars, EVs really need to be able to handle this type of weather IMO if they are to become mainstream.