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Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:57 pm
by jbsocdelica
@johnnybegoode

Great question.

It really wasn't a big deal.

1) Installer drilled into the frame and installed two metal square 'tubes' (not before painting them with rust free paint);

2) Installer bolted 62 kWh battery onto those two square tubes and other fastening point adding in some extra long bolts in the process.

3) Installer bolted 62 kWh battery as well into other attachments points, slightly modifying / cutting underplastic to fit

4) Installer uses Dala canbus adapter

5) Installation labour included Dala canbus adapter

Note * This did not affect my plans to put in 2" hitch for carrying Ebike


The range is fantastic; I almost wonder if it's better than in the 2019 Leaf (is it because my 2011 is lighter? or am I just imagining?), or maybe it's not better. I do know for certain that I drive the car, often 75 -80+ mph on the 101 freeway in Southern California. I do this with permanent surf racks and usually carrying around a 55lb Ebike


Aloha!










johnnybegoode wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:45 pm
jbsocdelica wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:41 pm
Today's number's at some point and a lead food will drop those number's like Galileo tossing his cookies from the Tower of Pisa. Not pretty.

Aloha
How did you get a 62kWh to fit a 2011?

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:05 pm
by johnnybegoode
May I know who is the installer?
Is the installer the same people who adapt for battery connectors and paring the battery with the car?

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:40 pm
by alozzy
FWIW, not an endorsement, as I have no first hand knowledge of this company:

https://hi-tech-auto-module.business.site/

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:51 pm
by jbsocdelica
@johnnybegoode
@Alozzy

Yes, this is who I used, the company that Alozzy posted.

Here are the steps that I followed:

1) Contacted that vendor

2) Bought battery from separate source (used strong credit card to protect in case there were mishaps); Installer recommended several battery sources

3) Had the 62 kWh battery delivered to my home

4) Installer came to home

5) Installer used two square tubes to mount to underneath leaf so make up for differences in footprint of new 62 kWh battery

6) Same installer used and provided canbus translator to pair with car



Aloha!

alozzy wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:40 pm
FWIW, not an endorsement, as I have no first hand knowledge of this company:

https://hi-tech-auto-module.business.site/

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:53 pm
by johnnybegoode
Did they get you the 62kWh or did you find it yourself?
How?
Thank you!

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:56 pm
by jbsocdelica
@johnnybegoode


Bought battery from separate source (used strong credit card to protect in case there were mishaps); Installer recommended several battery sources

Aloha

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:57 pm
by johnnybegoode
Where?
i.e.
Thank you!

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:25 pm
by jbsocdelica
@johnnybegoode

I used a place out of Tennessee that the installer found for me. Contact him for the the latest places and contact information that have both 40 kWh and 62 kWh Nissan leaf batteries.

I believe installer is also sourcing Chinese made batteries for when those are are not available as well.

So at times, you have options.

And I hope you keep us posted about your journey. The more data we have, the better for the Leaf (and e-Car) communities.

Aloha!

Re: EV Rebates for Used Leafs / affordability along with 62 kWh battery upgrade ($8800 sample)

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:39 pm
by jbsocdelica
Today's Numbers




Aloha!

62 kWh battery upgrade for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:04 pm
by AdventureMuffin
Searching for a source of batteries and instructions on how to do the work for replacing my 2013 24KWH battery with a 62 KWH battery.
Any suggestions (URL, telephone numbers)?
Thanks
David