mmmike
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Delivery Date: 05 Nov 2017
Leaf Number: 407184

Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Wed May 12, 2021 7:14 am

Stanton wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am
I gave the salvaged car to the installer as payment (he's a nice guy). Plus, we are going to split the cost of my old battery pack (when he parts that out).
12k$ that seems pretty reasonable for basically a new car. I guess how much money he can get out of the carcass depends on how much effort he puts into parting out the individual pieces.

It amazes me that used cells like your old ones are selling for more than $100 on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/232064782260?h ... SwvzRXxQrD

So if I'm thinking right, y'all will gross more than $4800 just from selling the old cells.
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alozzy
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Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Wed May 12, 2021 8:30 am

Stanton wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 6:45 am
alozzy wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 9:11 am
Stanton wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am
Here's a link to the blog post about my battery pack upgrade story: https://www.electricauto.org/blog/keepi ... issan-leaf
We'll written article! What did you do with the salvage title 2020 LEAF SV, after the 40 kWh pack was removed? Are you parting it out, or did you sell it to a local wrecker?
I gave the salvaged car to the installer as payment (he's a nice guy). Plus, we are going to split the cost of my old battery pack (when he parts that out).
Interesting, thanks!
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ajbessinger
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Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:47 am

Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:27 pm

We just recently did a 62kwh swap into a 2012 LEAF at the shop where I work. It went pretty well, although there area few hiccups to doing it in a 2011-2012. The main thing is that the SOC and "Guess-O-Meter" will not show the right info most of the time, and we also had a couple issues with DCFC (which should be fixable with a couple tweaks if the customer decides to bring the car back, they didn't seem too concerned with the ability to fast charge).

On a 2013 or newer LEAF this swap should go over pretty much without a hitch. Smaller batteries can also be swapped into 2011-12 without any issues. The cost to do a battery swap is approx. $2,500, plus the cost of the battery itself. This cost includes the communication module, adapter parts, and all labor required for the swap. We can assist in finding a battery, or you can bring your own. Battery pricing can vary depending on the source, but to give ballpark figures, a 62kwh pack costs around $8-10k, 40kwh about $6-8k, 30kwh $4-6k, etc.

Here's a quick YouTube video we put together of the swap:
https://youtu.be/3jyZKoifTRo

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