Gavin
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Re: Nissan Leaf EV to Have Ultra-Cheap Battery Pack

Wed May 05, 2010 2:35 pm

They own a majority of the battery company. They have been working on this for many years. They plan to build in bulk (the plant they are making in Tenn will produce 200,000 batteries a year). All this helps Nissan keep the costs down.

Now they likely won't have enough capacity to help other car companies, but they will have enough to keep their costs down.

And hopefully they will help start a bit of a battery war and get others to cut their costs too...

Gavin


ps....we are already talking about this in the Battery Forum

:)

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=293

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Re: Nissan Leaf EV to Have Ultra-Cheap Battery Pack

Wed May 05, 2010 2:56 pm

$9000 to produce? Any guesses what that translates to when you're talking to the guy on the other side of the parts counter?
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Re: Nissan Leaf EV to Have Ultra-Cheap Battery Pack

Wed May 05, 2010 3:27 pm

We can only hope it's going to be a cheap GOOD battery pack.

I think we've all bought cheap Li-Ion batteries for digital devices only to find the quality is miserable compared to OEM!
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Re: Nissan Leaf EV to Have Ultra-Cheap Battery Pack

Wed May 05, 2010 6:13 pm

Gavin wrote:ps....we are already talking about this in the Battery Forum

:)

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=293


Let me merge the threads.
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Re: Report: Nissan Leaf battery pack costs only £6,000 ($9,000)

Thu May 06, 2010 8:43 pm

"we" might pay $900/ kwh, but massed produced by Nissan, the price will be much lower. i can see Tesla with limited #'s not being able to get their prices down significantly, but when cranking 150,000+ units a year, the price will be less.

there is a lot of room for improvement in charge storage, and i think its like the $180 hard drive i bought 6 years ago. today, i can get something with 10X storage for that much money.

when the market for EV's starts to take off, a demand will be created for better, lighter and cheaper storage options. that demand will create a vacuum that will suck in venture capital.

by the time, we have 1 million highway capable EV's on the road, there will be a whole new market recycling old tech batteries while the current technology will have doubled its performance
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Re: Report: Nissan Leaf battery pack costs only £6,000 ($9,000)

Thu May 06, 2010 8:49 pm

Dave, I sure like the sound of that....1 million EVs......
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