25 Jun '12, 6pm

Nissan Leaf: Does A Battery Inspection Give Peace Of Mind?

Fast Charging will generate a large amount of heat. If the Heat is properly handled, then it should NOT have any effect on lifespan. However, if the heat is NOT handled properly, then it will create problems on the lifespan of the battery. Volt has cooling plate between each cell plate of the battery. That will control the temperature at each battery plate. Nissan's cooling is fan based which can cause an uneven cooling across the battery pack. Volt's design is relatevely more expensive and complicated to run and has the risk of "leaking" over its lifetime (or in severe accidents). Nissan choose to NOT use the system. That is why GM is the ONLY company that actually warranties the battery capacity of 70% after 10 yrs.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1077227_nissan-leaf-d...

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