Admin, please delete this thread if it has been discussed ( I couldn't find it)
According to GreenCarReports in regards to the shape/size of the 40kwh battery pack, it's the same as Gen 1! So being clueless as I am, I think to myself, I put a larger battery in my phone of the same form factor, same voltage, with more amp hours and it works....
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/111 ... car/page-2
"(9) Its 40-kwh battery pack has the same form factor as the older 24- and 30-kwh packs in 2011 through 2017 Leafs.
For owners of older Leafs from the 2011 through 2017 model years, the idea of a pack swap just got more interesting.
Nissan engineers said the 40-kwh pack in the 2018 car uses the same form factor and connections as the earlier car's battery.
2011 Nissan Leaf
The new car draws more power from its motor, and there are likely unspecified changes to its power electronics as well.
Still, does that mean that older Leafs with 24-kwh packs that are now losing capacity could have a newer 2018 pack fitted? And what would such a pack cost?
Inquiring minds want to know ... but we fear that story will have to wait for another day."
I have searched the interwebz up and down and this is the only place I've seen make this claim. Without the vehicle being on the streets here (not in consumers hands at least), I know it's impossible to physically check things out, but does any member have any ideas or contacts to check the validity of this? I know Nissan would much rather sell you a new car than a battery pack (unless they mark it WAY UP), but I also know that in order to keep costs low, they want to redesign as few things possible, and believe that in 7 years time, it is not unreasonable to assume that battery technology has improved enough to fit 1/3 more capacity in the same footprint.