IssacZachary wrote:willbur4 wrote:It appears these batteries do well in this climate if owners manual precautions (they are a pain) are heeded.
What owner's manual precautions are you referring to, if I may ask?
From leaf owners manual:
Allow battery to cool before charging (Use of charging timer is helpful here. If I need to charge a warm battery I do it but this is unusual for us)
Park in shade (If shady spot is available. If you have to park in the sun daily while at work, this could be a problem for the battery. If SOC is mid-range or lower, then heat is less of a concern)
Avoid sustained high battery temps
Minimize use of QC
Avoid sustained high SOC (If you need to charge to 100%, do it. But drive off when charge is complete)
Allow battery to be < 80% before charging (I have topped off many times if range is needed, the key is to drive off when charge is complete)