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Re: Fenix Power: A new third party battery replacement?

Wed May 20, 2020 11:49 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:50 pm
They missed their chance to carve out a market niche.
The only opportunity they had was when Nissan locked down battery replacements at $8,500 each and there was no way to do any kind of range upgrade.
Now you can get a new bigger battery for $5,500 from Nissan or an upgrade to the big Nissan battery for several thousand more.
Fenix is irrelevant now.
Sadly, I agree. I keep looking at my 35-mile-or-so 2012 SL. A new battery at best nets me an additional 40 miles or so. Still too short a range for all but short errands. Although I was an early depositor with Fenix, I am not so enamored with retaining the 2012 as I once was. I have not asked for the deposit back, but it looks like I will. Disappointing indeed today.
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Re: Fenix Power: A new third party battery replacement?

Wed May 20, 2020 12:52 pm

^^^
Would be curious to know how long it takes for your refund to arrive.

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Re: Fenix Power: A new third party battery replacement?

Thu May 21, 2020 6:37 am

SalisburySam wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:49 am
Oilpan4 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:50 pm
They missed their chance to carve out a market niche.
The only opportunity they had was when Nissan locked down battery replacements at $8,500 each and there was no way to do any kind of range upgrade.
Now you can get a new bigger battery for $5,500 from Nissan or an upgrade to the big Nissan battery for several thousand more.
Fenix is irrelevant now.
Sadly, I agree. I keep looking at my 35-mile-or-so 2012 SL. A new battery at best nets me an additional 40 miles or so. Still too short a range for all but short errands. Although I was an early depositor with Fenix, I am not so enamored with retaining the 2012 as I once was. I have not asked for the deposit back, but it looks like I will. Disappointing indeed today.
I know it will be tough but hold on to that car for another year if you can. Aftermarket options are no longer a dream. I know of 8 Gen one LEAFs upgraded to 40 kwh salvage packs and I am only tracking a few places. Its all a matter of when someone in your region will pick up the ball and run with it.

This is happening because everyone is allowing what they know to be used in by other shops. The US might have the largest used LEAF inventory but all the thanks to due to innovators in Canada, The Netherlands and New Zealand. You know who they are.
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Re: Fenix Power: A new third party battery replacement?

Thu May 21, 2020 7:13 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:37 am

I am only tracking a few places. Its all a matter of when someone in your region will pick up the ball and run with it.
Dave, I have 16 companies on my list and it keeps growing. 13 to 14 of them have installed salvaged packs into old LEAFs.

I have the list here on a post from 3 days ago and also available by clicking this URL: http://NewLEAFbattery.com/

Fenix May still prove useful if they can get the ball rolling and are able to do their monthly payment plan.

I’m still at a point financially that $99 a month is a lot easier than paying $8000 in one shot.

Sal
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Re: Fenix Power: A new third party battery replacement?

Thu May 21, 2020 7:53 am

UBUYGAS wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:13 am
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:37 am

I am only tracking a few places. Its all a matter of when someone in your region will pick up the ball and run with it.
Dave, I have 16 companies on my list and it keeps growing. 13 to 14 of them have installed salvaged packs into old LEAFs.

I have the list here on a post from 3 days ago and also available by clicking this URL: http://NewLEAFbattery.com/

Fenix May still prove useful if they can get the ball rolling and are able to do their monthly payment plan.

I’m still at a point financially that $99 a month is a lot easier than paying $8000 in one shot.

Sal
Might be an idea to start a thread tracking these companies "after" they have had a successful install?
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 7059.6 mi, 95.35% SOH
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Re: Fenix Power: A new third party battery replacement?

Thu May 21, 2020 8:57 am

Texas has been exceptionally tough on the Leaf battery pack (as other "hot" states). Has anyone found a successful business doing Leaf pack replacements within the Texas/Lousiana area? There are always several really cheap 2012/2013 Leafs in great physical shape with a failing heart :mrgreen: in my Houston area. I'd like to recommend these to colleagues that want an affordable EV experience, but knowing the limited range and continued degradation, cannot do it!
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