I have two Leaf enclosures in my yard to experiment with and also bought a new
battery for installation in the Leaf of anyone interested.
> On May 18, 2017, at 5:28 PM, Willie via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 05/18/2017 09:02 AM, Peri Hartman via EV wrote:
>> With all the used Leafs on and coming on the market, I see a potential
>> retrofit market available to someone entrepreneurial. These cars have
>> relatively low mileage, perhaps as low as 20K miles, and are hardly worn
>> out other than the battery.
> When I bought my new Leaf in 2011, I expected to drive it 5-10 years, then be
> able to replace the battery with a cheaper, bigger, better one. I can hardly
> tell you how excited I was was to have a reliable, trouble free factory EV!
> I could work with 75+ miles of range but not much less. It turned out, my
> Leaf had a two year battery and Nissan convinced me to buy a Tesla. Here we
> are 6 years into Leaf production and there seem to be no replacement
> batteries in the pipeline. I'm not sure what price point is necessary to
> make Leaf replacement batteries viable. But, I would guess no more than $5k
> for a 40+kwh that is far more reliable than the OEM battery. It will
> probably take someone with both talent and luck to make such an offering.
> But, I see it as possible and do hope it happens.
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