cdub wrote:Someone on the driving tour sais it wasn't as good for the batteries as L2
I don't think that is the reason. Note that while discussing "normal" (L2) charging they say:
NISSAN recommends using normal charging for usual charging of the vehicle. Use of quick charge should be minimized in order to help prolong Li-ion battery life.
If L1 isn't as good for the battery, why didn't they say, "Use of quick charge or trickle charge should be minimized ..."?
My own guess is that some marketing folk were worried that a potential customer might have the following dialog with a LEAF owner:
"Hey, nice looking car, but how do you fill the tank?"
"Oh, I just plug it in when I get home at night."
"You mean you just plug it in to an ordinary outlet?"
"Well, there is a fancy gadget you can buy that's supposed to charge it faster, but it's pretty expensive, so, yeah, I just plug in this special cord here that comes with the car."
"Interesting. How long does it take to charge that way?"
"Well if it's completely discharged, it can take more than twenty hours, but ..."
"TWENTY HOURS?? That's crazy! No way would I ever get a car like that."