goldbrick
Posts: 1259
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2017
Leaf Number: 311806
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Ariya to Leaf Battery Upgrades?

Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:48 am

I agree about Nissan's lack of motivation to support replacement packs but I also think that putting a Ariya pack in a Leaf would be a non-starter from a technical point of view. It's a new platform and probably has a completely different mechanical footprint. Then there is the addition of active cooling which the Leaf does not support, etc. Anyone in tech knows that retaining backwards compatibility is often a huge PITA. A new platform is often a new design from the ground up and trying to make it fit into an older, obsolete application is a huge constraint that has little or no payback. It would be akin to putting a Porsche engine in a Chevrolet. The number and scope of incompatibilities are enormous.

Veganleaf
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:31 am
Delivery Date: 06 Jul 2018

Re: Ariya to Leaf Battery Upgrades?

Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:44 am

I guess will just have to try to find a scrap yard 62kwh or do a muxsan style upgrade if it ever becomes available in Canada.

goldbrick
Posts: 1259
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2017
Leaf Number: 311806
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Ariya to Leaf Battery Upgrades?

Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:38 pm

You might want to consider just driving the car to the US, doing the conversion there and then driving it back. Much less paperwork and better chances to find a surplus battery (with lower shipping costs).

SalemCat
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:13 pm
Delivery Date: 29 Jan 2021
Leaf Number: 311743

Re: Ariya to Leaf Battery Upgrades?

Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:20 pm

My recent purchase of a 13K mileage 2018 SV for $16K is based on the warranty.

I have a 84 month bumper-to-bumper warranty (5+ years remaining), with a 5 year loan, whiich means I can totally re-evaluate the status quo in 2026.

I expect there will be many technologocial improvements by then, or a total collapse of the economy.

Either way, I'll be in as a good a place as I can reasonably plan to be.

In the meantime, I have a great car !

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