LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:27 am
I'm figuring two more years at least until the first bar loss. Maybe the correct predictive factors are time plus mileage, with heat also a factor. We are considering buying the car off lease, now that we have an SV Plus for longer trips. My housemate prefers driving the SL, as do I. Since it's guaranteed to have at least 90 miles or so of range for 8 years from new, it's unlikely that we'd find it lacking in range in that period. I'd also be using a Gold Preferred Plus warranty to extend the Bumper to Bumper warranty to six years from new. That's pricey ($2200) if bought locally, but it's a reasonable $829 from one of the dealers who sell it nationally.
Assuming no chemical changes from 40 to 62 kwh pack, I would have a hard time considering heat as a factor. Too many people in very warm areas are in lockstep with northern tier LEAFers. In collecting ongoing LEAF Spy data, its seems the pattern is 6-8% loss year one, 1-3% loss year two then under 1% after that. This covers a pretty wide range of miles driven from very few like you to over 100,000 miles.
It seems that ones who lost the bigger chunks early slowed down sooner so despite the rather wide range of values, they all seemed to have merged into a group that is within 2% of each other. Very...interesting.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 19,653 mi, 93.47% SOH
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