Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield tweeted today that her Leaf has lost it's first capacity bar after 52,778 miles and 37 months ownership. This indicates that the battery is now at 85% of the original pack capacity.
I'm surprised the charge level still goes up to 12 bars even though your capacity has lost a barWhat does the picture show? I can't actually see any bars - let alone "see" a missing one!
Ah - when I open the full pic, I think I see. The bars to the far right represent the size of the tank. And one's gone.
I don't think us i3-ers get any similar information. I imagine the battery degrades silently in the background and the forecast range shrinks as time passes. And, in my case, the REx fires up earlier and earlier.
If the loss of one bar represents 15% capacity loss then I'd imagine that you'd be noticing range loss much sooner than waiting for such low granularity display to tell you. Or does the Nissan have inaccessible battery capacity that erodes first?
Thats interesting, thanks!Yes this will be a factor for sure, the taxi driving rapid charged leafs proved that the rise in temp with no active thermal management expediated battery wear to an unnaceptable level
I think you mean that at least 80% range will remain in 5 years (i.e 20% maximum capacity loss)Nissan say to expect up to 80% range loss in 5 years.
I just sold my Volkswagen scirocco at 55k miles just before the above was due. Swapped to my leaf and looking forward to not spending that sum of money on a few belts!My cambelt, water pump and disks (which won't get much wear on an EV with regen) cost a pretty £1250 before Christmas on my Touran. That would pay for a few modules.
What happens when you start paying a fee to charge your EV? CM have already given you an indication of what it costs to run a commercial fast charging network... now extrapolate that to a rapid charging network.If the charging infrastructure is there then battery capacity becomes less important