Orleans
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2012 vs 2017

When I look it up in reviews, I'm seeing the 2012 with actually more range than the 2017. Is that a mistake? Or is there anything else I'm not looking at that makes those distance irrelevant (like the 2017 has a battery that doesn't degrade as fast)?
MickeyS70
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Re: 2012 vs 2017

Have a look at below

http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... ell#p43227

You are correct, a 2017 car will have improved cells that should ‘age’ better and will come with a warranty, so for these factors alone I would be reluctant to choose a 2012 model. It is however possible (but unlikely) that a healthy 10 year old battery will have a better SOH compared to a bad 2017..

Range is a different topic altogether, while battery capacity is a critical aspect, it’s not the only one; how, when and where the car is driven are important factors too.
wmcbrine
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Re: 2012 vs 2017

It's probably just a revision in the way the range is estimated. (By the EPA?)
Orleans
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Re: 2012 vs 2017

Suddenly a few 2012s on the market. Any other things I should look out for that might be failing on a ten-year-old MIEV? A few I'm seeing don't have a ton of km on them. Around 40k.

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