Nissan Leaf Rapidgate Charging Scandal
It looks like the Leaf has been having issues with range and battery capacity after multiple quick charges. It looks like the number of times the Leafs battery can undergo a quick charge within a certain a mount of time is actually restricted by Nissan and owners have dubbed the issue 'Rapidgate'. If quick charging is used more than twice in a day, the Nissan quick charger will throttle the charge capacity by up to 50% in some cases. While this shouldn't be a problem for anyone who uses the car for regular commuting, those who want to take longer trips may find things difficult. Nissan has claimed the reason behind the slower quick charge times and lower charge capacity, is in an effort to conserve battery life.