That's the difference between net and gross battery capacity. As the article points out, net on the MY16 and 17 is 9.2kWhr and net (usable is 6.5kWhr although I think by the time they hit production it may have been closer to 6.2kWhr). It's primarily to prolong battery life but also it gives buffer to allow for degradation over time. All EVs have a gross and net rating. I recall Audi's first eTron had a overly conservative net capacity and after they had some on the market they dug into the gross capacity via an update to allow for better range.And does someone have even a strong hunch how much of battery power is limited by software to make battery life longer and "hide" wear from consumers? I think Volvo xc90*s battery's are from LG
There are couple guys from Czech Republic and doing all kind of software changes..
T8 uses lithium battery already, but you may want newer, better lithium battery that is higher capacity.Edit: I think it's not the same with T8's - these already have lithium batteries?
Hi, Hybrid guy does upgrades to Prius... Big difference in weight and power.
Is there a video or article that you are referring to that can be shared?Battery box is "easy" to take off. Cell's are easy to change. Cell calibration can be done even with tiny charger and a bulb (?)..
Volvo is doing it right now, putting 18.8Kwh battery in same T8 body. We don't know if they had left spare space inside the battery pack or the new cells are higher capacity.Yes I do - just got too carried away when looked Prius upgrade numbers.. Less weight, more power etc. Have you heard if anyone has done upgrades.. How it's done in new long range models? Bigger batterybox or better cell's?
Fyi. I havent test drived the 2022 with 18.8kwh battery yet.Volvo is doing it right now, putting 18.8Kwh battery in same T8 body. We don't know if they had left spare space inside the battery pack or the new cells are higher capacity.
The driving mode wheel is removed from all new models, B5 B6 as well. It is not T8 related. The arm rest storage was shallow already. Only several cube inch space could be saved by completely removing it, far from space needed for bigger battery.Fyi. I havent test drived the 2022 with 18.8kwh battery yet.
But it seems that space was taken from underneath the middle console. Shallower storage space and removed drive selection wheel. But this is just my speculations atm.
I am really looking forward to the possibility to tune or upgrade the battery for the current models. But for my2019+ someone need to crack the Denso/freescale first..
You would't understand a word.. Some electrician fixed hybrid battery w/o expensive tools. He said that every cell should have same voltage and how to do it - charge individually and if you over charge you may use even a bulb to discharge..Is there a video or article that you are referring to that can be shared?