r/technology – For Used Electric Vehicle Buyers, Battery Health Is Everything. And There’s No Way To Know It


I’m going to call pure bullshit on this, then go read it. There are companies who have over a million miles on Model S and Model 3s, and the batteries universally lose between 10-20 percent of their total charge over the first few years, then almost no loss after that, or VERY slow. The reality is the batteries are lasting longer than expected with less degredation, and thew newer batteries are having less failed cells in those first few years.

So, look at mileage, it’s directly relevant, why wouldn’t it be? Seems an absurd article.

EDIT: yep, I was 100% correct. This is an article about a problem with ONE electric car, what a horrible piece. The Nissan Leaf is NOT the electric car industry. My brother in law had one, and had the same problem as the person in this story, this is a Leaf problem! I bet you the person in the article is in a warm climate. Nissan didn’t properly cool their batteries is my guess, because people in hot climates have had massive cell failures. The problem is in Nissan’s dishonest bubbles. It used to be they would permanently go down, but then people were mad about that, so they changed it to what is in this article, which is super misleading. Be mad at Nissan, not electric cars.


I’m going to call pure bullshit on this, then go read it. There are companies who have over a million miles on Model S and Model 3s, and the batteries universally lose between 10-20 percent of their total charge over the first few years, then almost no loss after that, or VERY slow. The reality is the batteries are lasting longer than expected with less degredation, and thew newer batteries are having less failed cells in those first few years.

So, look at mileage, it’s directly relevant, why wouldn’t it be? Seems an absurd article.

EDIT: yep, I was 100% correct. This is an article about a problem with ONE electric car, what a horrible piece. The Nissan Leaf is NOT the electric car industry. My brother in law had one, and had the same problem as the person in this story, this is a Leaf problem! I bet you the person in the article is in a warm climate. Nissan didn’t properly cool their batteries is my guess, because people in hot climates have had massive cell failures. The problem is in Nissan’s dishonest bubbles. It used to be they would permanently go down, but then people were mad about that, so they changed it to what is in this article, which is super misleading. Be mad at Nissan, not electric cars.

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