I heard someone said that, at the end EV will cost you almost the same as gasoline vehicle, if you have to change the expensive battery every so often. Can someone please give me more info on this? Thank you so much.

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    9 months ago

    I’m fairly certain my car doesn’t have a coolant system, but thanks for the reminder. I often forget these sorts of things.

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      9 months ago

      Out of curiosity what kind of vehicle? Cause most EV’s and Hybrids have a cooling system for the batteries.

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        9 months ago

        It’s a Nissan Leaf, generally known for it’s battery overheating issues.

        I also have the refreshed model of the Leaf. It has a higher density battery pack with more tightly spaced cells and still no battery cooling. It will overheat if driven more than 600km (400mi) in one day. When hot, the rapid charging speed drops to about 20kW.

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            Interesting. From Nissan:
            “The recommended service interval of the factory-fill coolant is 200 000km (125 000 miles) or 15 years, whichever comes first. Subsequent replacement … should occur every 80 000km (48 000 miles) or 4 years, whichever comes first.”

            I guess I’ll put that on my calendar.