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Old 11-16-2017, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jz78817 View Post
well then that's just stupid; every other hybrid/PHEV/EV has a 12 volt storage battery which they keep charged through a DC-DC converter, and none of those murder the battery. "Solid engineering" indeed.
Well, it's still better than the Leaf where they "forgot" to put in proper thermal management for their main battery, causing it to die way faster than it should. And that battery isn't a $50 replacement.

I suspect the story is a little more complicated than is known publicly, anyway. Could easily be a combination of factors, each of which would have been fine on their own but combined led to worse-than-expected degradation.