edatoakrun wrote:GRA wrote:From Green Car Reports:
..."Where a 60-mile range was once common in regular use, some are finding that cut to as low as 30 miles...
Full article here:
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... th-drivers
Very sad that a site that calls itself "Green Car Reports" would publish this FUD.
Obviously, IF any LEAF has lost half its available battery capacity, it requires a replacement battery pack.
There was some discussion of the Japan Today story on SF BayLeafs FB page.
Microsoft in Redmond, WA had (not sure if they still have) at least 2 Leafs as campus shuttles, in addition to MANY other vehicles. A friend of mine talked to one of the drivers and was told that winter performance (he's referring to range/battery depletion) is extremely poor because the doors open and close all the time. So, a lot of power is used in heating/reheating the cabin. That could be likely making things worse for those Japanese Leaf taxis in winter, in addition to degradation and poor cold weather perf of the batteries.