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Re: SOLD. 2011 Leaf SL for sale by original owner $3500

Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:17 pm

Somebody already did...

https://youtu.be/IHTvGl4hekA

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Re: SOLD. 2011 Leaf SL for sale by original owner $3500

Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:46 pm

danrjones wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:43 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:26 pm
danrjones wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:16 pm
Also, I'm looking for a DIY solution.
Get cracking on building an inverter, and coding a BMS. That should get you halfway
I agree, someone should.
It certainly is an opportunity to both use all these old packs and create a new product / make money.

After all, I do recall hearing a lot of promises these packs wouldn't just be thrown away.
I don't know who you are agreeing with, but not with me. And I was not suggesting "someone" DIY, I was ready to be impressed by your skills and dedication, not to mention the large pot of money you will spend on the one-off.

Of course, if you are more like me -- not an EE, not a physicist, not an electronic genius -- then you will likely be better off taking your cues from the likes of Elon Musk and JB Straubel who both think that used packs turned into second life applications is a still-born idea, at best good for a little green-washing.

The basic idea is this: the energy and money required to turn old batteries into new batteries at scale is a small fraction of the costs of labor and expertise needed for a micro-scale hobby.

So no ... the LEAF battery will retire into a NEV, not be reborn as residential storage

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Re: SOLD. 2011 Leaf SL for sale by original owner $3500

Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:05 pm

Yes I figured you were being just a wee bit sarcastic. No I'm not building my own inverter. Yes I could install one, if allowed, as a COTS item.

But given the market I see coming for energy storage I don't see it as a micro hobby.

My new solar system, doing the math, will cost 4 cents per kWh over 20 years. The only thing missing to make solar the dominating energy source is storage. Lots and lots of energy storage.

But if recycling into new packs is cheaper then that's fine too. I was responding to someone who said it was going to the landfill.

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Re: SOLD. 2011 Leaf SL for sale by original owner $3500

Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:25 pm

Just wondering if I can let you guys know that I have a 2012 that has 7 bars and it's available for sale since my son bought a replacement last week.

PM me for details.

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Re: SOLD. 2011 Leaf SL for sale by original owner $3500

Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:09 am

I have read through this entire post and I have a few comments on current availability of salvaged 40 and 62 kWh packs. I have been looking for months to try to source them. It is almost impossible to find them at any reasonable price. Wreaked cars with the packs I am looking for are selling at premium prices at auctions. The packs sell intermediately at junk yards. For now I bought and installed an 11/12 bar 24kWh salvaged pack from a junk yard to put into one of my 2013 Leafs. There has got to be a huge market that continues to grow for larger capacity packs for older Leafs. I hope some company will feed that demand.

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Re: SOLD. 2011 Leaf SL for sale by original owner $3500

Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:57 am

That company should be Nissan but they do not care about the ownership experience and supporting a group of customers. They are too short sighted to see the opportunity which would do two things, increase brand loyalty and also the value of their cars when used.

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