While enjoying my 2015 Leaf S, like many others I wonder what happens when I lose all those bars and my battery has degraded. Sure, I could pay $6500 and get a new one.
But I noticed a LEAF with heavy front-end damage for sale at a local auction and wondered...what if I bought this relatively low mileage vehicle and removed the still functioning battery for the $250 bid price? (Maybe more, the auction hasn't ended.)
Could I store that for a few years for ultimate replacement of my own battery? I would want to bid on exact model years...and as time goes on, those batteries are going to be degraded just like mine. Maybe cheap, but not so much battery left.
So, I wonder how Nissan stores its supply of batteries for replacement? Could you keep the battery "trickle charged" at an optimum level?
Or maybe the whole plan is laugh-worthy! Currently, I only have 11k miles and remain at a full 12 bars with around 165 GIDS. All of this is theoretical, of course, so feel free to weigh in with your observations.