I would agree. My guess is by buffering against an algorithm which paces the battery out over 8 years, they can reduce warranty claims on the cars. If battery performs better say post 18 months vs model, it gives a little back. I guess that’s ok?? It just makes you feel a bit bad here at year 1.
Anyway, My kids drove Chicago to Milwaukee (Muskego technically) and back (Much of the highway at full 70+ speeds) with battery to spare, so guess maybe I don’t care that much yet. My kids don’t care about massaging out the tenths of a kWh on these drives like I do, and were fine at the 3.7-3.9 (including a few miles of local roads some slower freeway sections) efficiency.
Unrelated, just tripped across this now dated article.
Those on the board with an SR+ and a Leaf, do you find (near sea level) you can get 240 miles of 70mph freeway realistically? The Leaf Plus can only do about 200 without riding with traffic of favorable winds.