Leafabout wrote:These threads can be so confusing. I spent I-don't-know-how-long trying to find out an answer to this question:
Can a 2013 24 kWh battery be upgraded or swapped to a 2017 30 kWh battery? I think I could live with a car that would give me 100 miles of range.
Thanks -- I appreciate any kind of feed back forum'ers can provide.
probably but finding someone to do it ALONG with a battery pack would be the problem.
Before you start spending any money, realize that Nissan will not sell you a pack outright. It is exchange ONLY so to get a 30 kwh pack, you need to have a 30 kwh pack to exchange it with.
So your ONLY option is to find a salvage 30 kwh pack (hopefully not in a car with a build date from 10/15 to 02/16) before the Vultures swoop down and get the pack which they will then gladly sell to you for double what they paid for it.
Then you would have to find someone with enough knowledge to pull it off and they probably don't work for free
so the reality is if you want more range, I would look at what you can sell your current LEAF for and what kind of deals you can get on a 2017 LEAF. Keep in mind; all Summer long they were HEAVILY discounted but are no longer being built so the supply is getting tighter by the day which likely means the deals are shifting away from you and towards the dealers...
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