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Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:44 pm

I have really tried to look for this info on this site but the search results come back with nothing. Sorry if this is a repeat question.

Has anyone compiled the list of changes between MY18 and MY19 Leaf? I understand the 60/64kWh battery release is still months out but i am sure there are some changes between the two model years. Could folks chime in on what enhancements were made in the MY19?

is there a TMS to cool down or warm up batteries?
Is there a way to stop charging at a certain percentage point? There was a mention of 80% in some threads but i can't tell if that was a wish list item.
Is there a packaging difference in features between MY18 and MY19?
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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:31 pm

As far as we can tell, there are NO major changes. No TMS, no charge to 80%, no significant sheetmetal changes. Nissan doesn't usually do model refreshes after just one year.
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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:39 pm

Don't know for sure, but I would venture to guess that the only benefit of a 2019 40 kWh over a 2018 is the "extra" year of battery pack warranty ;)

FWIW, this site says the 2019 has rear door alert as a new feature:

https://www.auto123.com/en/news/2019-ni ... -us/65115/

Apparently, that's the only change.
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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:51 pm

I'm curious about this too. My sense is that the answer is no, but I wonder if:

1. Nissan quietly added even just a cheap air-cooling TMS.

and/or

2. Nissan quietly adjusted the DCQC speed so that the 2019 charges at 45 kW during every quick charge, regardless of battery temp, until say 70-80% SOC.

Again, the answer is probably no, but if they did, it would be a qualitatively different car.

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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:39 pm

Kieran973 wrote:I'm curious about this too. My sense is that the answer is no, but I wonder if:

1. Nissan quietly added even just a cheap air-cooling TMS.

and/or

2. Nissan quietly adjusted the DCQC speed so that the 2019 charges at 45 kW during every quick charge, regardless of battery temp, until say 70-80% SOC.
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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:14 am

alozzy wrote:Don't know for sure, but I would venture to guess that the only benefit of a 2019 40 kWh over a 2018 is the "extra" year of battery pack warranty ;)

FWIW, this site says the 2019 has rear door alert as a new feature:

https://www.auto123.com/en/news/2019-ni ... -us/65115/

Apparently, that's the only change.

Seems like it given what http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit and http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -2019-leaf say,

For 2019, Nissan LEAF adds standard Rear Door Alert (RDA)6 (late availability). A longer-range version will be available in the future.

For 2019, LEAF adds standard Rear Door Alert (RDA)5 (late availability), a system that can help remind customers of items that may be forgotten in the rear seat.

Another version of the 2019 LEAF with a higher range will be introduced at a later date.

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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:55 am

For 2019, LEAF adds standard Rear Door Alert (RDA)5 (late availability), a system that can help remind customers of items that may be forgotten in the rear seat.


Hmm... I seem to remember seeing an ad for this feature, and I recall it warning people not to open a rear door because of approaching traffic. That seems much more useful than the above...
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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:57 am


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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:16 am

Children and pets make more sense than "items" in the rear seat. I must have misunderstood the visual in the ad.
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Re: Changes for the 2019 40kWh Model

Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:41 pm

SageBrush wrote:
Kieran973 wrote:I'm curious about this too. My sense is that the answer is no, but I wonder if:

1. Nissan quietly added even just a cheap air-cooling TMS.

and/or

2. Nissan quietly adjusted the DCQC speed so that the 2019 charges at 45 kW during every quick charge, regardless of battery temp, until say 70-80% SOC.
car.


1. I see you believe in the tooth fairy
2. And suffer warranty losses ? See (1)



1. I see you like to insult people on the internet in the middle of the night. That seems lonely.

2. I'm not a scientist, but if the $30,000 Ioniq, with its simple air-cooling TMS, can fast charge on a 50 kW charger at roughly 45 kW all the way to almost 80% SOC, then you'd think someone at Nissan would at least try to fix the rapidgate issue on the 2019. No?

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