NISSAN LEAF TIPS & TRICKS FOR Keeping your battery healthy
Like all batteries, it’s normal for its ability to hold a charge to decrease with age and usage. But luckily, there are some things you can do to help keep your battery as healthy as possible.
Avoid fully charging and deep discharge of the battery pack
Keep your LEAF’s charge level between 2 and 10 bars to maximise lifespan. Also, avoid leaving your vehicle at zero charge for more than 14 days. Leave it partially charged when not in use.
Avoid using rapid charge stations too often
While it’s great to use them occasionally, overuse may degrade your battery quicker.
Allow the vehicle and li-ion battery to cool down after use before charging
Charging when the vehicle and battery are still hot puts extra stress on the battery.
Be mindful of extreme temperatures
The efficiency of your battery changes depending on the temperature, so try to park in the shade on a hot day and in a garage during winter. Also, avoid sustained high battery temperatures. This can be caused by exposure to very high ambient temperatures or extended motorway driving with multiple rapid charges (if so equipped).
Slow and steady acceleration from a stop
Slow and steady acceleration from a stop is better for your battery efficiency than taking off quickly. In stop-and-go traffic, this will make a difference. Using e-Pedal can help you automatically drive smoothly and save energy.