Thanks to Mux, Andre, and a few others, the challenge is now quite doable and yes, being located near on of the dozen or so shops doing this is helpful but the movement has started and will expand.gncndad wrote: ↑Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:21 amThat was my thought, as well. Getting the swap done correctly is the key.DaveinOlyWA wrote: ↑Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:40 amFor that price or maybe a bit more, you can get a salvaged 40 kwh pack and drive it 3-8 years before it degrades down to a brand new 24 kwh pack range.69800 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:52 amNissan gave me a $1000 discount so my install will be $7500. Our leaf is in excellent condition with 9 bars. They are in such bad financial condition I figured I would get a new battery now and drive it it for 8 or 10 more years before the go bankrupt. Its been a great car. I feel like for $7500 I am getting a brand new leaf.
There is also a shop in Portland OR as well so options are available on the western side.alozzy wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:32 pmI suppose, but North Idaho to Bainbridge Island (EV Works) would be a long drive in a LEAF as at least 5 charging sessions would be needed. If I was the OP, I'd probably make that happen; however, a shop in Spokane would be a lot more convenient for the OP.
Hopefully in a few more years there will be lots of shops offering battery swaps, but for most people there won't be any options (other than perhaps DIY) for quite awhile.
I warned this forum multiple times about this possibility but @daveInOly and others were positive that packs were being built JIT to put in the car. They are obviously wrong ... again.
The 5 year clock starts from the date the car is sold/leased the first time.
I wonder if there is any chance that the November 2017 date refers to the manufacture date for the shell, and that they actually put new cells inside. Though if that was the case, I'd expect a new sticker on the outside to that effect, possibly beside the original sticker. So: shell manufactured Nov 2017, cells manufactured March 2020 (or whenever).