lorenfb wrote: GRA wrote:
We'll be more likely to believe you're correct when you can point to someone who has had a 30kWh battery installed in their 24kWh LEAF. Until then, you're the sole source claiming that it's an option at the moment.
You "seem" to do research on some topics with vigor, have you personally done any on this issue,
e.g. visit a few Nissan dealers?
Why would I? It's not going to affect me either way, and I don't care enough to check, even if I thought I could get accurate info from a dealership. But you're asking us to accept the word of a single service writer as gospel, when we know they (and the rest of the dealer personnel FTM) often don't know what they're talking about (I have experienced numerous examples of that when visiting dealers selling EVs, ICEs too of course). So, until a knowledgeable owner posts here or elsewhere convincing information (work order, part numbers, LEAFSpy data etc.) that shows they've received a 30kWh battery as a replacement for a 24kWh one, or Nissan announces that they're now doing so, it remains an unconfirmed rumor based on a single, 2nd-hand source of unknown reliability, rather than a fact.
As another poster mentioned, the price you quote for a replacement is the same as what Nissan was quoting for a 24kWh pack. Maybe the price has come down enough that they can do that, and maybe not, but we simply don't know. What we do know is that Nissan has said repeatedly in the past that they weren't going to provide an upgrade option to 30kWh. Doesn't mean it can't be done, and they could change their minds.
Whether they feel they have any incentive to do so is another matter, and based on their past behavior I doubt that would be the case, but maybe the Bolt's appearance has made it clear to them that 24kWh simply isn't enough. The fact that they've now boosted the S to 30kWh may be an indication of that, and it probably makes no sense to continue to produce two different packs so close together in capacity, especially since they're almost certain to provide a larger pack in the not too distant future. For used LEAFs they might choose to install 30kWh packs but limit them to 24 kWh usable, as Tesla did with the Model S60/75, but where's the incentive for them
to improve capacity on cars which are now as much as 6 years old? Unlike Tesla, Nissan isn't solely dependent on BEV sales, but they do need to sell enough each year to avoid penalties, and upgrading older cars won't help them with that directly, even though it will win them brownie points with existing owners (goodness knows they should be doing that, but that hasn't been their philosophy to date).