LUXMAN wrote:You may have seen these photos on Twitter or GCR.
How is it that they claim to have over 1700 quick charges and show 12 capacity bars?
LUXMAN wrote:...How is it that they claim to have over 1700 quick charges and show 12 capacity bars?
edatoakrun wrote:I suggest, again, that anyone trying to monitor the actual battery capacity loss, of any LEAF from any MY, DO NOT rely on the LBC.
It is becoming clear that either there was a dramatic improvement in battery design ~with the 2013 MY, or (far more likely, IMO) the LBC was simply altered to report higher gids, and fewer capacity bar losses.
I wonder how long after (or before?) Andy Palmer was harangued by irate-gid-meter-wielding-LEAF-drivers in Phoenix in 2012, that the changes were made?
Given the performance noted below, You have to wonder if the Pessimistic Gauges, may now be overly optimistic...Busy Wizzy Hits 100,000 Mile Landmark
The Nissan LEAF that sparked an electric taxi revolution in Cornwall has clocked up its 100,000th mile without losing a single bar of battery life*.
‘Wizzy' as it was named by St Austell-based operators C&C Taxis, hit the milestone in the course of more than 25,000 pure electric paying fares and having been rapid charged over 1,700 times.
The distance it's covered since entering service in July 2013 is equivalent to 100 round trips from the company's base in Cornwall to Glasgow, more than four times around the world or almost half the distance to the moon.
But, despite living the same punishing life as any modern day taxi, Wizzy retains near full battery health and, incredibly, is still on its first set of brake pads...
http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/u ... aid=132843
The 2011 Leafs that started the roar were mostly made in Jan-Apr 2011 and saw all the heat of Arizona summer in 2011 and 2012 before it was clear there was a problem.
A 2013 made early in 2013 is only just this summer seeing its second summer and that isn't over. It may be a few months for more to roll in but so far we have at least 4 that have reported the first bar loss.
May 26 2015 San Dimas, CA 23,996 miles 26 months 01/13
Sep 02 2014 San Fernando, CA 20,000 miles 20 months 01/13
Mar 2014 Plano, Texas 4,000 miles 9 months 05/13
Nov 2013 Pheonix, AZ 8,000 miles 10 months 01/13
It'll take time for reports of this summers losses to roll in.
Put another way. The 2011 leafs in the wiki show the first bar lost between 3.5 months and 42 months (for one made in June 2011).
To have that much data on the 2013s we have to wait until Feb 2018.