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Older Leaf Battery Options

Mon May 27, 2019 10:19 pm

I see older 11-12's selling cheap nearby. I assume most have degraded batteries and wanted to know the options for replacing/repairing batteries. I read online the NIssan is replacing batteries, what are the approx. cost? Does anyone else service these batteries?

Thanks

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Re: Older Leaf Battery Options

Mon May 27, 2019 10:34 pm

You can buy a new 24 (or in some cases 30kwh) battery from Nissan for about $8500, including installation. You can reserve a pack to rent from Fenixpower, a new startup. Or you can locate a used pack from a newer Leaf (built after 3/2013) and have it installed by an independent shop. Those are all the current options.
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Re: Older Leaf Battery Options

Tue May 28, 2019 6:18 am

LeftieBiker wrote:You can buy a new 24 (or in some cases 30kwh) battery from Nissan for about $8500, including installation. You can reserve a pack to rent from Fenixpower, a new startup. Or you can locate a used pack from a newer Leaf (built after 3/2013) and have it installed by an independent shop. Those are all the current options.


Fenixpower has doesn't have a product yet. Beware.
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Re: Older Leaf Battery Options

Thu May 30, 2019 10:56 am

I have seen online Nissan is selling a remanufactured battery pack is that only overseas and not here? Or was that false?

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Re: Older Leaf Battery Options

Thu May 30, 2019 10:59 am

Hey thanks everyone. I was looking online at one at an auction and it seems to have 8 bars left which I know is limited range. I am looking for a car to do a 30-35 miles round trip for now and possibly a 15-20 later with a possibility of getting a charge at the parking garage (halfway) at the latter scenario so was considering a cheap one.

I started another thread on battery options and it doesn't look to good for an upgrade for now.

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Re: Older Leaf Battery Options

Thu May 30, 2019 12:06 pm

Look for a 2013 leaf built AFTER March of that year. It will likely be down one or two bars instead of four, and may still be cheap but with a much better battery. Read this first:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26662&p=538030
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Re: Older Leaf Battery Options

Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 pm

ROWEKMR wrote:I have seen online Nissan is selling a remanufactured battery pack is that only overseas and not here? Or was that false?

I have seen no indications that it's happening in the US at all. AFAIK, it's still Japan only.

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