Submitted by ride525 on November 12, 2011
Just thinking about whether the 300 mile battery might last longer than 160 or 230 mile batteries.
1. Since the 300 mile battery is different technology than the 160 and 230 mile batteries, will it last longer (or shorter) than the shorter mileage 160 or 230 batteries, given an equal percentage discharge on each.
2. I visited the San Jose store, and asked about battery life in general. The guy told me that life depended on how deeply the batteries were discharged. So, that got me thinking, I wonder if a low usage driver (one considering the 160 mile battery) might consider the 300 mile battery. Since the 300 mile battery would be not being discharged as deeply, one would think it would last longer. I wonder how much longer? Perhaps twice as long?
Thanks in advance for all your thoughts on how the 300 mile battery's different design might affect life, as well as the 300 mile battery being not discharged a deeply, thus making it last longer.