You could be thinking that the best electric vehicle is the one that offers the cool looks or the autonomous driving tech. actually it isn’t as the best seems to be the one that comes with the most impressive internal setup. The Chevrolet Volt is an electric vehicle that is popular and it has been laughing at the battery of the Nissan Leaf.
Nissan have been working hard to offer up more range for the vehicle but they have put up a puritan stance when they took on the gas helped powertrain that has left the vehicles lagging behind the Chevrolet Volt and its range of 420 miles.
There are some people who think that the Nissan Leaf could be the more efficient of the two, however this isn’t the case in the long run as the batteries degrade faster in extreme temperatures in hot weather or freezing cold weather.
In 2012 it was found that the battery in the Nissan Leaf degraded early in states such as Texas and California and the reason being down to the lack of a proper active cooling system.
The winter months come with the same issue as the vehicle suffers by sacrificing some of the range for warming up the battery. The 60kWh battery is going to arrive on the 2017 model but then it has been viewed with skepticism.
The Chevrolet Volt on the other hand doesn’t need regular oil changes on the gas engine and yet it hardly degrades any.
GM has been producing the battery packs for the first generation of the Chevrolet Volt for warranty claims. However no warranty action has been taken. The Voltec powertrain setup is such when it comes to efficiency and the ability to be able to adapt that the battery or the gas engine doesn’t get strained enough so it doesn’t wear out.