Lars36
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Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:54 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 312740

Lost at sea?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:14 am


jdcbomb
Posts: 236
Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 12:17 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2015

Re: Lost at sea?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:56 am

I would assume a Nissan Leaf did not self combust to start this fire...good to hear the majority of folks were rescued. The cost to Nissan (or whoever insures the trip), if all vehicles lost (assuming $25,000 average factory cost, 3,500 vehicles) would be close to $90,000,000.
2018 SL - In Service 2019 JUN - 2020 APR 94.3 SOH
2018 SV - In Service 2019 JAN - 2020 APR 92.0 SOH
2013 SL - In Service 2013 FEB, Sold 2018 JUN (50,050 mi) - 4 Bars Lost (44,255 mi)
Location: Raleigh, NC

Dooglas
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Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:08 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2017
Leaf Number: 314779
Location: Oregon City, OR

Re: Lost at sea?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:52 am

jdcbomb wrote:I would assume a Nissan Leaf did not self combust to start this fire...good to hear the majority of folks were rescued. The cost to Nissan (or whoever insures the trip), if all vehicles lost (assuming $25,000 average factory cost, 3,500 vehicles) would be close to $90,000,000.
As far as I know, there has never been an incident of a Leaf battery pack self-combusting. The bigger risk would be all those gas powered cars with some gas in the tank for loading and unloading. And while we are at it - Leafs for the continental US market are built in the US, not shipped from Japan. Now, where Hawaii gets their Leafs, I don't know.
2013 Leaf SV - lease ended, 2016 Leaf S30 - purchased

RonDawg
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Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:46 am
Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: Lost at sea?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:36 pm

Dooglas wrote:Leafs for the continental US market are built in the US, not shipped from Japan. Now, where Hawaii gets their Leafs, I don't know.
They would get them from the US mainland, as they still have to be EPA and NHTSA certified. The numbers of cars sold in Hawaii (particularly Leafs) would not be economically feasible for Nissan to make in Japan for just that small market when it can source them from the same place as for the other 49 states. Also, Honolulu to Tokyo is over 3800 miles as the crow flies. Honolulu to LA is less than 2600 miles.

As far as possible Nissan models on board, a quick Google search shows the following US-spec Nissans coming from Japan: Rogue Sport (Qashqai in other markets), 370Z, and GT-R. There may be others, particularly if some of these Nissans are actually Infinitis. Of course there could be other brands on board, but only Nissan (and Honda, with 41 vehicles) has confirmed they had a shipment on board this vessel.

As far as the cause of the fire, that could be anything. Other types of ships that don't carry automobiles catch fire, including cruise ships.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
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