Valdemar wrote: ishiyakazuo wrote:
minispeed wrote:A lighter 24kWh battery would then go further than the current one so it could also be seen as an upgrade.
Someone mentioned a theory that the 24kWh may be a restricted 30kWh, it would be interesting to see the weight specs of each to confirm. It would also be interesting to find out if all 2015 lizard packs had the same restriction.
It's possible, based on some info in this thread. It seems like the lizards could be at least 27kWh.
Is this what makes them "tolerate" heat better, he-he.
Just a safe way of testing for it. If they never opened it up with more capacity then yes it would be a cheap, and not entirely ethical way of achieving a heat resistant pack. The volt may do this in a more honest way, there may be no way to measure the degradation of it's battery until it's capacity dips below it's large restriction.
If they did choose this route who's to say that the new 30kWh option isn't just a second phase test of a larger overall pack before the 2nd gen comes out, ie a restricted 40-48?
We can keep playing the guessing games until someone opens one up and tests them but I can tell you that my 2015 is almost a year old with 32000km, 20k miles and shows 0 loss, still reads 292 gids however it only went through the tail end of summer and was sold to me while it was still in transit from the factory.