Man, thats something many folks do not think about. Id hope the manuacture would have a system in place to disable the use of the battery like in a hybrid or have some forced cooliing system in place to prevent that.
Ive only been out west once for a week, otherwise in VA. In VA it gets humid, soo humid that you can just walk outside wearing anything or nothing at all and start sweating in a few minutes at room or 100+ degrees with the humidity here.
When I was out west it was 107 degrees, a heat wave according to a local radio, however I never sweated the whole time there. I can easily see how folks out there die from heat stroke, exhausting, etc without the sweating feature we have here.
Now that I think of it, the Leaf has a big honking temp meter on the dash, but no one Ive spoken to can tell me why, what to wwatch for or if its of any significants.
Originally Posted by 3-Wheeler
I hoping I'm wrong, but if we have our summer's hot similar to last year, and considering how much capacity my battery lost due to heat, I don't think that a 20 mile buffer will be enough.
Keep us posted!!