Barry I have a 2011 nissan leaf I bought used May 2016 with 10 bars left counting the red bars. For some reason the system did not notify me of your comment. This would be due to a higher number of battery charging cycles over the life of the car. This will show you all the charging stations near you. The comment about driving it like a golf cart to reduce battery degradation is not accurate.
We live in Georgia, so 90+ temps are not uncommon in the summer. To find out you'll probably have to visit the Focus forums and look for people who do more rigorous capacity testing, since it's not shown on the dashboard. It's on the B pillar, drivers side. Each blue and white bar does not represent the same amount of battery charge remaining. We are now also seriously concerned at the degradation speed of the battery pack which could necessitate complete battery replacement at about year 5 to 6. Thanks for being a valuable resource. I drive a 2013 Leaf.
Last week I drove around Coromandel and it was up at 92% when we got back. Customer service leaves a lot to be desired. We can all contribute to a better planet in our own ways. Both time and mileage are factors contributing to battery degradation. There will also be a future divide to consider between 2015 onwards 24kWh and 30kWh as some are saying there are different performance trends there also. I think this can also effect the Ah readings. You can see this effect on the accompanying chart.
Until this has been corrected I will never own or lease another Nissan. Therefore, they intentionally run the battery hard to give you more charge for those first few years. I may ask them if they can do that, as they have none here in town and I think I have to commit to buying it for them to transfer it to my city. It's unclear how the Focus compares -- it's not as easy to tell what the remaining battery capacity is on a Focus. Also, I wonder at what point one would consider getting a new battery pack, provided they are happy with everything else about the car. Battery capacity on the 30 kWh battery is eight years, 100,000 miles. The salesman told me to expect 100 miles per charge.
This image shows only nine white bars. Living in the greater Oslo area in Norway. I am selling my 2011 Nissan Leaf that has done 94,000 miles and lost 3 bars and trying to find data to help potential purchasers have confidence in how long it could be expected to last. Jamie Hi: I have a 2012 Leaf with about 36,000 miles. Hopefully, there will a plausible explanation for this.
I have a short commute 15 miles roundtrip — I was hoping to buy one of the used Leafs — 2011 or 2012 because the price is so favorable. A better charging tactic would have been to have the battery reach maximum charge just prior to departure by setting the end charge timer. I emailed a copy of the letter. If you charge routinely to 80 percent that helps also. What's your experience with its battery life? The degradation tends to slow over time. Potential Leaf drivers who are concerned about how far their car will drive as it ages might want to consider leasing a car instead of buying outright. Picture the electricity going through a small, medium or large hose and you get the idea.
When i got my car service the SoH went from 83% to 90% and then dropped to 81% over the next few days. Winter showed me the positive effects of a cold pack. Assuming the battery performs in a similar fashion even if the display has changed , we can project our learnings onto the new Leaf to estimate range as the battery ages. I highly recommend that you read this post —. Doing the division for several different runs indicates the battery is supplying about 16 kw-hr total. I was a very enthusiastic supporter of Nissan and the leaf, ordered my car May 12, 2010, delivered June 15, 2011. And oddly enough, my commute is around 38 miles as well.
Faut voir que c'est aussi qu'avec l'augmentation de capacite et les nouvelles batteries a venir et l'experience acquise des constructeurs, la degradation va etre beaucoup moindre. One of the low mileage cars has only nine bars, while most others have 11. Sorry for the delayed response. Age of a Nissan Leaf for Various Battery Capacity Bars It is unexpected that cars with 8 bars are younger than cars with 9 bars. Our professional team of reporters have many years of experience covering the latest cars, trucks, upcoming new-car launches and car shows. Range: 30 kWh Battery Est. Ernie Hernandez Hi Ernie, I contacted you about 8 months ago with 3 bars down on my 2012 with 25,000 miles.
I generally get roughly five miles per bar whether at a full charge or past the half-way point. I have not lost any of the capacity bars. I bought at the height, paid full price, financed for 6 years, so the car is not even paid for yet and blue book value is far less than balance due. First, analysis of the historical PlugIn America data from 2012 to 2017 shows that the batteries on most five-year-old Leafs were down to 10 out of 12 bars, as you can see in the following table. Enjoy your new battery when you get it! I was betting on the car losing the fourth bar before the 5 years 60,000 miles were up. But this new policy of selling a battery for what seems to be a fair price is much better. There are many situations where an efficient gasoline powered vehicle or hybrid might make a better fit.
Just yesterday one of those saved my life or made it so I could get home. With it's sealed case it might not give much cooling with a fan. This is a pretty rare issue. Would this be one to avoid? Is there a charging timer set? If they just want to cancel my lease, I'm gone. I plan to keep tracking my stats at Ernie Hernandez Jim — Thanks for the detailed feedback of your experience, and the link to your documentation. If people choose to junk the cars rather than replace the battery then there will be no demand for replacement batteries. If the dealership charged the battery to 100 percent and just let the car sit fully charged, that could be another factor.