saleem145
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Extra Battery Option

Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:21 pm

Hello,

Here is an idea -- I am sure other others have thought of it -- we should be able to go to the Nissan dealer and he should be able to plug in an extra battery pack that is already charged on a rentable basis for those days when we need more range. After we are done he can remove it, charge it and rent it to someone else!!

Saleem

coolfilmaker
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:26 am

Teslas have swappable battery packs.

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TonyWilliams
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:44 am

saleem145 wrote:Hello,

Here is an idea -- I am sure other others have thought of it -- we should be able to go to the Nissan dealer and he should be able to plug in an extra battery pack that is already charged on a rentable basis for those days when we need more range. After we are done he can remove it, charge it and rent it to someone else!!

Saleem

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 08#p238308" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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ebill3
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:58 am

coolfilmaker wrote:Teslas have swappable battery packs.
Really? Reference, please, because I sure missed it..

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Re: Extra Battery Option

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:01 am

ebill3 wrote:
coolfilmaker wrote:Teslas have swappable battery packs.
Really? Reference, please, because I sure missed it..
This is the first best thing I could find, Bill. I have definitely heard this before.Image

coolfilmaker
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:44 am

http://green.autoblog.com/2012/06/12/te ... tery-swap/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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garygid
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:11 am

Swapping Tesla batteries appears to be "Yoney's Conjecture".

The LEAF battery pack is also engineered to allow relatively
quick exchange of the whole pack, but that does not mean
that pack-swapping is a viable enterprise.
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
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adric22
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:16 am

We've discussed this before. But ultimately there isn't enough room or weight capacity in the leaf to accommodate a large enough battery to really make a significant difference in range. For example, adding 50 miles of highway range isn't really likely to be useful enough to warrant driving to the dealer to rent it.

On the other hand, if there was some sort of I.C.E. range extender available for rent, that would be a different story.
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mkjayakumar
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:47 am

How much would it cost to buy a generator that would pump out 16 amps at 220V ?

Not to lug it around in the Leaf, but to permanently station it at a destination that I frequent often and would need a charge to get back ?
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ebill3
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Re: Extra Battery Option

Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:00 am

mkjayakumar wrote:How much would it cost to buy a generator that would pump out 16 amps at 220V ?

Not to lug it around in the Leaf, but to permanently station it at a destination that I frequent often and would need a charge to get back ?
3200 Watts for $300?

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