TRONZ wrote:Speaking of charging to 100% and then immediately using it. As already mentioned I always charge to 100% but only use L1. It is not uncommon for our LEAF to finish a 100% L1 charge just as we are getting up or within an hour or two of it being driven off to 80-90%. This is good since it does not sit very long at 100%. Everyone's schedule is different but I wonder if others in the 100% crowd could deliberately mix in L1 overnight to prevent their cars from sitting for hours at 100% on L2? What would be cool is if Nissan added a variable charge rate feature to the LEAF. You tell your car when you plan to first drive it in the morning, and it times it's charge rate to finish off 100% at that exact drive time. Could be a useful additional tech feature in mitigating capacity loss for everyone in the 100% crowd.
Maybe the LEAF App could start recommending a charging level each night before you plug in?
How many miles do you get from 100% to VLBW and what efficiency?
The first capacity bar represent 15% of capacity, accoding to the Nissan LEAF Service Manual.gbarry42 wrote:We've assumed the bars to be equally spaced, so 11/12 means 92%.
rainnw wrote:At over 20,000 miles and closing in on a year at the end of the month, i have not lost any of the "high voltage battery status" bars.
I disagree. More information is always better. But that's just me. I encourage all high mileage (say, > 13K miles/year) LEAF owners to report battery capacity loss/non-loss, along with pertinent info: locale/temperature, charging habit, etc.RuneW wrote:Personally, I find posts describing problems with the Leaf about 1000 times more interesting than posts stating that "my car has no problems", but that's me...
bturner wrote:Another data point....
I just lost a bar this weekend. I have had my Leaf almost exactly one year. Mileage is 13,633. I live in the Phoenix area and charge to 100% every night.
DurkaDurka wrote:* We always charge to 100% (we drive it a lot, 17,000 miles in 14 months of driving).
To me, this is not a lot of driving and I don't see a problem charging to 100%.