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...
I doubt it. From the other link there's this language:
Established in 2010 by Nissan and Sumitomo Corporation to focus on the effective reuse of electric-car batteries, 4R has gained valuable expertise. The company has developed a system that quickly measures the performance of used batteries, and it plans to apply this innovative technology to batteries collected from all over Japan at the Namie plant.
(emphasis added)https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/rele ... 80326-01-e
I take this to signify they will analyze old batteries on a per-module basis and construct refurbished packs from matched sets of better modules thus harvested from the recycle flow. Probably not horrible, but not great either. Calendar aging will still be present; not many batteries are submitted for recycling after a year or two of service other than from crashes. Not sure if there are enough wrecked new-sh LEAFs to satisfy the demand? Perhaps.
My guess is that for half price, you'll probably be getting about half the value. Might be worth it for the value-conscious. As far as 30 and 40kWH batteries in 24kWH LEAFs I wouldn't hold my breath. At least not from Nissan. Constructing batteries with Tesla modules is already a thing in the DIY EV space though.