About $2,800 for the 24 kWh refurb. 30 and 40 kWh batteries also mentioned
Looking forward to hearing the warranty details, but caveat emptor: the experience with Prius battery refurbs was awful.
This does make we wonder whether Nissan will soon be using refurbs in warranty repairs. Seems likely, and if correct then BAD news for all concerned. The warranty language only obligating Nissan to return battery capacity to 9 bars or better is no longer a theoretical concern.
I read that as a remanufactured pack with 100% new cells but old controller, old wiring, old pack case and such.
So that you get 2018 cell tech in the 2011/2012 pack
But looking at the press release it doesn't specify new vs used cells so I guess we'll have to wait for someone to buy one and test it.
There's no way I'd pay over $2,000 for a pack that has anything under 21 kWh usable (vs the 21.4 for a new 24 kWh pack) which would be 98% SOH on leafspy. Knowing I'm going to lose range month after month.
Which means I wouldn't pay more than $2,500 for a remanufactured 30 kWh pack and I wouldn't pay more than $3,500 for a remanufactured 40 kWh pack.
Raw cells should be under $100 a kWh and they get half that back when they get my used cells. So for that price I'm expecting something noticeably better than what I'm giving up even after a hot summer.