Call me a nervous nanny, but I plan on keeping my 62kwh leaf for the long term. It lives outside but on hot days I pull the car in when my wife is at work.
We're having an extremely warm weather spell here in Southern california this week and I didnt think much of it and took the leaf on a 100 mile round trip. By the time I got home, the battery temp was close to the redline, but not quite there.
The battery had gotten down to about 17% by the time I got home, I didnt dare charge it at that temp. I let it sit for about a day before charging it again.
How bad is it to drive the leaf with the battery temp near the max? Here's a pic for reference on how hot it got... It took an entire day for it to come down a little from where it was at.