Yup.EVDRIVER wrote: Unlike stockpiling parts packs don't have a shelf life. Should be interesting to see how they handle that.
I can assure you it's a 24 kWh pack. I specifically asked this and I was told that retrofitting a 30 kWh pack was not possible with my car, due to differences in wiring between the 24 and 30 kWh. Honestly, I'd think if it was a priority, the engineering could be done to retrofit a 30 kWh, but I understand that would require engineering that Nissan would rather spend on new vehicles.SageBrush wrote:The last 24 kWh LEAFs were sold in 2016, so they have to provide warranty packs at least into 2021. Consumer bought packs appear to be only a very small fraction of the total Nissan will deliver.EVDRIVER wrote:Likely they are trying to move from their old battery design going forward. Consider how costly it will be to warranty packs if they go to a new design, it's not like they can make a bunch of extras and store them. If they had a design that they could continue to use going forward it would make sense to sell replacements, if they go to TMS this will be an issue. Going forward it will make more sense to buy a new car based on the present landscape.
This is not making sense to me.
Perhaps $8500 is for the 30 kWh pack ?
Also known as the "go away" price.alozzy wrote:Seems like Nissan is pricing this deliberately high so that almost no one takes them up on the offer...
Nah. Their new cars are priced competitively. They just don't want you bothering them for a battery replacement. It's not part of their plan. If it had been, the batteries would have been plug-and-play and backwards compatible between model years -- allowing an older car to not only refresh the battery but gain added range beyond new. But they apparently didn't sufficiently value the customer loyalty that would have encouraged.borugee wrote:Is Nissan done with EVs? Do they want customers to go away?
Agreed...and very disappointing. While I would consider (another) battery pack replacement, this seems at odds with overall price trends.Nubo wrote:Also known as the "go away" price.alozzy wrote:Seems like Nissan is pricing this deliberately high so that almost no one takes them up on the offer...