MINIvan wrote:Actually ALL Lithium batteries are Lithium Ion. The different chemistries combine Lithium with other materials (cobalt, manganese, spinel, iron and others) to make the cathode of the the battery. Have a look at Wikiedia for some good accurate summaries of these.
The Leaf uses Lithium Manganese batteries (LiMnO2, lithium manganese dioxide), one of the most common Lithium battery chemistries.
grindz145 wrote:NMC is a slight variant on the LiMn2O4 chemistry.
yopappamon wrote:My co worker got his leaf and drove it to work for the first time today. His drive is 42 miles and he was down to 8% left when he got to work. He was driving 75 in the car pool lane for about 25 miles, then 60-65 for the rest. I had to pick him up from the Nissan dealer. He had to go there to use their quick charger or he wouldn't have been able to drive home. Not exactly the performance he had hoped for. He's hoping the it was the heater and seat warmers that reduced his range.
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