thankyouOB wrote: i am astounded, simply astounded, that nissan never thought people would seek to replace the battery to maintain optimum range as it degraded. i am particularly amazed because the warranty is so carefully written to exclude nissan responsibility for range loss.
That assumption on the side of Nissan seems a bit out touch. What do they suggest people do (even under ideal conditions) with the car after 5 or 10 years...Throw it away and buy a new one because of the aging battery?
It seems not genuine, coming from an engineer, that age-related degradation (again, lets assume under ideal conditions) would not affect ALL cells, rather than a few. Do they seriously think, that after 10 years I can exchange a bunch of cells and the car will drive like new (range-wise)????