Lost my first bar at 4,000 km. If I drop my second bar before 20,000 km I'll be very unhappy.
A better way to think of it is you lost your first bar after 4 years, because that's how old the battery is. Bar loss is highly correlated with battery age and temperature extremes, not so much distance driven.
It might be 2 years before you lose the next bar. And 2 more years for the bar after that etc.
yep, it seems age and temperature are the 2 factors. Electric vehicles are suitable for people who do a lot of kilometres. Great taxis. You get more value from the battery if you drive a lot.
Post by empowerrepower on Feb 2, 2017 23:47:24 GMT 11
Got in the car this morning to find I'd lost my second bar at 39 500 km, after nearly two years of ownership. The first bar went after the first year and 19 500 km, so almost identical mileage to the bar dropping. As I was never able to drive more than 100-105 km when the car was new with 12 bars, I do wonder how low the range will go as each bar drops.
Gen 1 Leaf owner, March 2015- June 2019 Battery replaced under warranty May 2019. Hyundai Kona EV owner, May 2019 -