I'll glom on to Sandange's thread with my own 100,000 milepost. MR BEAN turned six digits on 3/29/2019, and I compiled all the battery data at that moment.
Basic vehicle history is that it was sold a full year after production, and probably spent most of that idle time sitting at 100% SOC, with no observable ill effect. Of course, I didn't have Canion or the MUT3 to measure capacity of new and new old stock cars.
Here's a link to the wayback machine when I purchased this car in May of 2013. http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1580&p=10247&hilit=trade+an+i+for+an+i#p10247
In the nearly 6 years since, the car has only failed us once, when the onboard battery chargerr failed, and if you don't count that one time I quantified the miles remaining in turtle mode by dying a mile short of the charging station, as I knew I was pushing my luck hard. The car has been driven hard, with summer driving days of up to 340 miles of back-to-back DCFC. The famed pusher trailer usage has not been extensive, I'd estimate 1200 miles, but those trips involved hours of continuous operation, with the battery seesawing from full power to max regen and back much more dramatically than without a powered trailer. I'm on my third set of tires, not including the winter set that has at least one more season in them, and my third cracked windshield picked up a third crack last week, so it'll go soon.
Reported range didn't take a noticeable hit until this past year, and at 100k miles, the battery reported having 27.2 Ah capacity
. I had driven it down to one bar/12.5% SOC, pack voltage 333.10V
, with the highest cell #8 at 3.84V
and the lowest cell being lucky #13 at 3.68V
. Cell module 3 was the highest temperature 82.4 F, and module 21 was 71.6F
. This was after a sedate drive of approx 45 miles ( I forgot to zero the trip odometer that morning). Reported range is around 45 miles most mornings, with winter days as low as 35, and a couple of 51 mile mornings recently as the weather warms up.
I captured all the MUT3 data, so let me know if there's any other points you'd like.
Lastly, MR BEAN has earned a refresh, so here's my plan.
#1 replace all the marker/running lamps, as two have burned out and the rest are sure to follow
#2 change the gearbox ATF for the first time. Got my quart of Dia-Queen ready for action...
#3 swap the traction battery with my salvaged spare. This success will determine next steps.
#4 replace the rear axles and CV joints that were damaged by lowering and have been gently rumbling for 60k miles or so...
#5 flush all brake fluid, inspect brakes and ball joints
#6 remove the 8-ball roof sticker, fill paint chips, buff out all the paint and lenses, and apply the new 8-ball sticker he got for Christmas..
#7 replace the windshield
#8 add a cargo area lamp and rigid rear seatbacks for a durable cargo floor.
#9 somewhere in there, take the time to input titles for all the unlabeled songs and albums on the infotainment hard drive, purge a few, and delete the obsolete destinations from my navigation menu
I typed this up without consulting the service schedule. Anything else come to mind? Tires are good and 12V battery is young.