chaz
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Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 am

Is there any way of determining if a leaf has a 30KW or 24KW battery by the VIN or GVWR?
Curious as I am looking at auctions with very little info.
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rmay635703
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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:37 pm

chaz wrote:Is there any way of determining if a leaf has a 30KW or 24KW battery by the VIN or GVWR?
Curious as I am looking at auctions with very little info.

I wish I knew, all the 2016 s leafs list with a 30wthr battery but when you call they end up 24kwhr

alozzy
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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:42 pm

You could try this URL:

http://cpo.nissanusa.com/nna/?

just append your VIN to the end of that...

If it works, a PDF will load in the browser that shows the original sales sticker for that Leaf. It should list the battery pack...
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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:48 am

rmay635703 wrote:
chaz wrote:Is there any way of determining if a leaf has a 30KW or 24KW battery by the VIN or GVWR?
Curious as I am looking at auctions with very little info.

I wish I knew, all the 2016 s leafs list with a 30wthr battery but when you call they end up 24kwhr

'16 Leaf S was only 24 kWh for most of the span of the model year. Near the end, they quietly introduced the "S 30": http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... gher-price

'16 SV and SL were 30 kWh for that entire model year.

OP: The correct units for battery capacity are kWh, NOT "KW".

kW and kWh are very different metrics. It's the same as confusing gallons with horsepower. Think of kW = horsepower, kWh = gallons.

1 hp = ~0.746 kW. And, many .gov sites say 1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh.

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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:58 am

For North American VIN's the 4th character is an A for 24KWH packs and a B for 30KWH packs.
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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:52 am

BillHolz wrote:For North American VIN's the 4th character is an A for 24KWH packs and a B for 30KWH packs.

^^^ sounds exactly like what the OP was looking for :)
And note the link provided by Alozzy in post #3 fails to work :?
The OP in this thread by mrggg does work, note substitute your VIN for the one that comes up.
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=23716
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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:14 am

Yeah, it's hit and miss...

For instance, this one works fine:

http://cpo.nissanusa.com/nna/?1N4BZ0CP6HC306207

And does clearly state a 30 kWh pack.

Not sure why some work and some don't.
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chaz
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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:13 pm

Someone on another forum mention 1970kg for 30KWh GVWR and 1945kg GVWR for 24KWh.
in the US i have seen 1902Kg and 2010Kg as the difference between 2013,14,15 and 2016 models
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