jlsoaz wrote:gschettl wrote:Assuming Nissan will never offer an official retrofit option to replace the 24 kWh battery in my 2012 SL with a 30 kWh... is there anybody out there poised to do this retrofit unofficially. It's my preference to keep my chassis & swap my original 24 kWh battery for a new or slightly used 30 kWh battery, but I don't have the time nor skill to do such a swap, (unless I was offered a plug and play set-up). Also I wouldn't care if the SOC bars etc. were correct, but I understand the battery management system changes with the 30 kWh battery.
There must be someone, but so far the only thing I"ve seen is this very dubious claim from a few months ago:
http://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/19/3rd ... to-48-kwh/
3rd-Party Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Upgrades — Doubling To 48 kWh
January 19th, 2016 by James Ayre
I can't even find a reliable web page for these folks, I doubt I'd trust them with a major vehicle after-market change.
There is also this, a battery trailer solution. It's not quite the same thing as retrofitting the vehicle for a battery kWh upgrade, but would have its advantages including that it is much less invasive of the established vehicle setup. Unfortunately, it seems to be taking its time really becoming available and I don't know what pricing will be.