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I've been looking at Leafs and the 30kwh I test drove was showing 11 bars and 76% SOH... on the 2nd drive it had gone to 12 bars and 88.52% SOH. The car had been updated to 4C from 4A. On the Nissan battery health check it started the car had been kept at a high state of charge. I'm wondering, if I bought and used it, would it likely increase slightly with use and a few rapids... I really don't want to buy a car that's going to drop a bar after a couple of thousands miles. The GOM was displaying 124 miles on 99% (eco) and after doing 15 stopped down by 15 miles, so seemed fairly genuine.

Anyone with any experience of advice would be appreciated.
 

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I've been looking at Leafs and the 30kwh I test drove was showing 11 bars and 76% SOH... on the 2nd drive it had gone to 12 bars and 88.52% SOH. The car had been updated to 4C from 4A. On the Nissan battery health check it started the car had been kept at a high state of charge. I'm wondering, if I bought and used it, would it likely increase slightly with use and a few rapids... I really don't want to buy a car that's going to drop a bar after a couple of thousands miles. The GOM was displaying 124 miles on 99% (eco) and after doing 15 stopped down by 15 miles, so seemed fairly genuine.

Anyone with any experience of advice would be appreciated.
Loss of capacity tends to be permanent.

A few raids will push it up slightly but it will revert with normal usage.

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Loss of capacity tends to be permanent.

A few raids will push it up slightly but it will revert with normal usage.

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And as it seems most 30kwh cars have dropped around 10% in 4 years, the health did seem around average.. is there any evidence that the health will continue to fall at this rate or likely to stabilise and slow a little..? (That's what the general consensus is with EV battery, a faster initial drop that then tapers... Leaf any different?).
 

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And as it seems most 30kwh cars have dropped around 10% in 4 years, the health did seem around average.. is there any evidence that the health will continue to fall at this rate or likely to stabilise and slow a little..? (That's what the general consensus is with EV battery, a faster initial drop that then tapers... Leaf any different?).
It will continue to fall at what rate remains to be seen.

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This is worst case scenario based on warranty

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It will continue to fall at what rate remains to be seen.

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This is worst case scenario based on warranty

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Problem is, this is based on old data before the BMS update... Sure it would be fine, I'd be getting it on a PCP so there's be less worries about the future battery health.
 

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My 30 runs the later 6A firmware, its a 2017 model with about 53k on it, but SOH varies wildly, ive seen it as low as 85 and as high as 92 over 6 months. I dont think theres much point getting super concerned about it, it is what it is. A LEAF30 battery of this age will hold around 25kwh of usable energy. The reality is even if it loses 10% of that, your only taking maybe 7-8 miles off the usable range.

If your use case will have you running it right down to 5-10% regularly, then its probably not the car for you.
 
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