I kind of thought the same thing (big top-end buffer masking degradation)...until my degradation came to a screeching halt after I dropped my first bar. I've been "stuck" at ~54 Ahr since way back in the Spring, and we definitely had a hot summer here in Texas. In addition, I'm now many months (almost a full year) past a similar point on my original battery (albeit with a few less miles).Valdemar wrote:The 12th bar finally went, it lasted a bit over 50k miles and 29 months after the battery was swapped in March 2016. What is the current thinking, is the Lizard degradation curve less steep overall or the perceived slower initial degradation rate is simply due to a larger top-end buffer and once that's gone it is more or less the same downhill ride as the original pack? Given I observed almost no degradation during the first 6 months on the new battery I tend to think it is the latter.
It will be interesting to see if you have a similar experience now that you've dropped your first bar.