ayan
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Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 3:10 pm
Delivery Date: 03 May 2016
Leaf Number: 026114

Hybrid Industries additional battery pack install

Tue May 03, 2016 3:52 pm

Hi,
I own (bought used) a 2012 Leaf SL with 11/12 bars battery. While looking at additional battery pack installation options, I found Hybrid Industries who offer 2 options:
1. $2500 12KWh battery pack which charges the primary battery over a 3 hour period.
2. $5500 24Kwh full battery pack in the trunk as mentioned in http://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/19/3rd ... to-48-kwh/

Does anyone have any first or second or third hand information about the results of such a modification?

The $2500 secondary battery seems like a good insurance.

powersurge
Posts: 768
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Hybrid Industries additional battery pack install

Wed May 04, 2016 10:22 am

I am not sure that putting $6500 into a leaf that works well is a good investment. Aside from the battery taking up all the room in your trunk, there is the battery degradation issue...

Would it be wise to own TWO batteries (totaling $13k) in your car that will need to be changed in 6-8 years? I would rather burn the crap out of my original battery, and then spend $$$ in the future to keep my Leaf going for another 6-8 years. Also, by that time, we may have a better, smaller 48 kwh battery for only $5000??

PS - I could see a rear end collision trashing the battery???

ElectricEddy
Posts: 375
Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:42 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 313506
Location: Nanaimo, B.C.

Re: Hybrid Industries additional battery pack install

Wed May 04, 2016 5:46 pm

ayan wrote:Hi,
I own (bought used) a 2012 Leaf SL with 11/12 bars battery. While looking at additional battery pack installation options, I found Hybrid Industries who offer 2 options:
1. $2500 12KWh battery pack which charges the primary battery over a 3 hour period.
2. $5500 24Kwh full battery pack in the trunk as mentioned in http://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/19/3rd ... to-48-kwh/

Does anyone have any first or second or third hand information about the results of such a modification?

The $2500 secondary battery seems like a good insurance.

Discussed in this thread viewtopic.php?f=27&t=21111&hilit=double+battery#p446541 and another thread I can't remember with an expired Craigs list link.
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