ncprius2
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How to tell if 24 or 30 kwh battery

Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:59 pm

Someone correct me if I'm wrong on following advice on how to tell if a leaf has a 30kwh or 24kwh battery.

A 2017 or newer has a 30kwh battery. The 2015 and earlier have 24kwh battery. When looking at 2016 look at first 4 characters of VIN: if 4th
item is "A" it has 24kwh, but if "B" it has 30kwh.

See also https://fenix.systems/leafbattery and http://leaf380.com for info on
replacement batteries with all new, not rebuilt, cells.

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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:24 pm

IIRC, all 2016 SV and SL Leafs have the 30kwh pack, with only the S switching from 24 to 30kwh during the Summer of 2016 (July...?).
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 am

Bump. The buying guide is in the first post in this topic.
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Re: How to tell if 24 or 30 kwh battery

Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:27 am

ncprius2 wrote:Someone correct me if I'm wrong on following advice on how to tell if a leaf has a 30kwh or 24kwh battery.

A 2017 or newer has a 30kwh battery. The 2015 and earlier have 24kwh battery. When looking at 2016 look at first 4 characters of VIN: if 4th
item is "A" it has 24kwh, but if "B" it has 30kwh.


Yes, that's correct. And for the future, 40kWh Leafs also all have "A" as the fourth character of their VIN, while the 62kWh Leafs have "B".
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