See my post at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 2&start=93 where I point out that the concern may be considerably overblown.Azrich wrote:I just sent an email to Marc Sobelman, the Arizona area manager for ECOtality and the EV Project, about these lastest findings. I also attached a copy of the slide from Nissan showing the mileage range of the four different driving scenarios. This data needs to be used when deciding where to place the fast chargers along the I-10 corridor between Tucson and Phoenix. I met Marc at the forum meeting they held in Tucson on May 25 and we have been emailing info. I hope they are aware of this new data or at least, now they are. If it is 105 degrees, I won't make it to Casa Grande where the first charger is planned. If 48 miles is all I can get along an interstate highway, I wouldn't want to stop for a 25 minute charging session every 40 minutes of driving or so.
Interesting, but then if Nissan comes through with a warranty of 5(+?) years, then those of us in the hot states ought to be hoping it fails before then so we can get a free replacement and be good to go for another 5.LeafHopper wrote:...
Anderman of the Leaf battery. “Can you expect 10 years from the battery? Definitely not in Phoenix.
If it lasts three years, I’d be surprised.”
This battery "guru" has a history of speaking ill of batteries. He seems to be an industry plant to influence CARB legislation.LeafHopper wrote:Battery guru a skeptic about Leaf, Volt batteries 27-May-2010
His report at CARB in 2003 seemed to suggest the electric cars then on the road couldn't be functioning as well as they were.
Getting a government contract to express one's informed opinion about batteries is one thing. That Mr Anderman always find them wanting despite evidence to the contrary is, perhaps, his right. But spreading malicious falsehoods without asking for evidence from those in the know suggests a lack of professionalism that ought raise questions about his analysis and methodology.
I like how you think, but I'm sure it will be a prorated warrantyStrangerTides wrote:Interesting, but then if Nissan comes through with a warranty of 5(+?) years, then those of us in the hot states ought to be hoping it fails before then so we can get a free replacement and be good to go for another 5.
This is what makes lease an attractive option. I wish we had lease options when buying HDTVs in early daysLeafHopper wrote:But the statement about active battery temperature management being needed in hot climates was made by Nissan. And there seems to be no disagreement about the affect of A/C on EV Range.
The open questions are about battery durability and the power requirements of the A/C system.