29 Dec '12, 3am

[blog]Nissan LEAF Battery Study and New Battery Capacity Warranty #NissanLEAF #EV

[blog]Nissan LEAF Battery Study and New Battery Capacity Warranty #NissanLEAF #EV

In the summer of 2012, news emerged of Nissan LEAF owners in Tucson, AZ, and other hot-climate areas experiencing unexpectedly large losses of battery capacity. This caused quite a stir in the LEAF owner community. The thread discussing this issue on the My Nissan LEAF (MNL) forum has over 5,000 posts. In September, Tony Williams conducted a range test in Phoenix to validate owners' concerns about loss of battery capacity as indicated by the vehicles dashboard display. Tony's test showed that the loss of capacity was genuine, although the car's capacity bars generally overestimated the loss slightly. In October, Plug In America began work on a broad survey of LEAF owners in all climates with the goal of adding to the work down my Tony Williams and others on the MNL forum. The survey was launched on October 25th. In November, I began working on analyzing the data on 240 LEA...

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