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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Report- still no liquid cooling for 60kWh Leaf

There are some new reports coming out that refute early articles that suggested the new long range Leaf would finally be getting a liquid cooling system for the battery. This would be a huge oversight yet again from Nissan, as nearly every other model in the segment offers some form of active thermal management. The whole point of this new variant is to make it more practical, which means better range and rapid charging capabilities. https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/05...ooled-battery/
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 01:38 PM
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Great move for Nissan because this might net them more sales to customers in environments that get extreme weather conditions ex. Singapore, rich Middle Eastern countries, Cali, Florida, and so on...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 10:02 AM
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I can't believe that Nissan is willing to risk this yet again, after the whole Rapidgate scandal. Surely they have learned that air forced cooling just isn't enough, especially for those who live in areas with warmer climates. One step forward, two steps back.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2018, 09:57 AM
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As most owners probably wont rely heavily on rapid chargers, they may never even see issues with throttled charging capacity. It just doesn't make sense from them to exclude a thermal management system when its something they will have to develop sooner or later.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 11:17 PM
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As most owners probably wont rely heavily on rapid chargers, they may never even see issues with throttled charging capacity. It just doesn't make sense from them to exclude a thermal management system when its something they will have to develop sooner or later.
I see reports all the time of investments from the private to public sector going into EV charging infrastructure, so at least for the long term we have no worries.
However, the further out you live from the city, you have to expect less but at the same time there's so many layers to this concern.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2018, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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It's either a cost cutting move or they have found a way to properly engineer induction air cooling, which is doubtful. Maybe the delay of the long range model will actually play to their benefit as they can still consider making some changes.
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