2k1Toaster wrote:My Leaf is my largest cell phone on wheels that I own and I treat it as such. When I get somewhere with an outlet, I plug it in. If I drive down the hill and back for a grocery run and come back at 94%, I plug it in. Move the car in the driveway and it is still at 100%, plug it back in and let it re-balance. Life is too short to care or worry about battery longevity. After the 35k or 37k miles (haven't checked in a while) it is at, I still get 80-85 miles of VERY SPIRITED and routinely high speed driving (speed limit is 75mph posted, traffic flows at 5-15mph faster than that) per charge on nice day with all bars, but probably not for long.
If I lived on the equator I may treat it differently but it is just not worth it. 5-7 years of worry and hassle to prolong battery life by 20%? At current replacement rates ($8500) that's $1700. I'll pay $1700 to not worry about it and just drive the darn thing. And in my specific case being at above 85% at this age versus those that have spent a car's-life of worry means I am equal. So it has cost me nothing to not care.
Your post is a contradiction. I will say its not much of a hassle to plug in a car but to do so EVERY TIME you move it would start to grate on my nerves. I do agree that I charge my car like my cellphone and that is... when its convenient and I remember to do it. I have power packs lying around nearly everywhere in case I forget to charge in the car, the den, the bedroom or the living room (all of which have power outlets with cabling all ready to go)
But despite all that, my phone has seen 100% a half dozen times in 13ish months (Its a Pixel XL2 so whenever it came out) and all those were by accident. I generally want to charge it to the low 90's and plug it in when it goes below 30%.
Same with my car. So last charging sessions in reverse order;
Wed; QC 34 mins to 74% (normally not that long but was showing someone LEAF Spy so naturally had to check his car and compare numbers, etc. )
Tues; L2 90 mins to 41%
Mon; L2 90 mins to 51%
Sat; QC 22 mins to 82%
Wed QC 20 mins to 62%
Tues QC 12 mins to 65%
Sat QC to 74%
FYI; Only drove 933 miles in Sept. First time under 1000 miles since July 2015 (was out of town 2½ weeks that month) Would have been over 1000 miles but last minute transpo change removed a 250 mile trip from the itinerary.
I was forced to endure the "Triple Whammy"
Drove an SUV
that was a diesel
and a Chevy
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased
. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 15,000 miles, 478 GIDs, 37.0 kwh 109.81 Ahr , SOH 94.61, Hx 120.15
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