The leaf modding Ukrainian on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8nlJ ... 5EXR4wqMoA
Was able to get a 30kwh powered 2011 leaf by taking the VCM and battery out of a 2016 leaf and putting it in his 2011.
At the moment this is the most complete plug and play upgrade known for the 24kwh leaf.
Nissan said something to the effect of "the 30kwh battery won't work in a 24kwh car" and they are correct.
When our comrade installed the 30kwh battery in his 2011 car and tried to power it up, a whole lot of nothing happened.
You need the 30kwh battery and VCM from a 30kwh car.
Then the car has a 30kwh pack, it knows it has a 30kwh pack and everything works.
1. The 24/30 kWh VCMs only differ in their firmware,
2. The original 24 kWh VCM can be re-flashed,
3. One had access to a Nissan Consult II diagnostic tool, and
4. The 30kWh VCM firmware is downloadable from Nissan (highly unlikely) without an access code,
or the 30kWh VCM firmware can be read-out.
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 76K miles, 47 Ahrs, 5.0 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=78, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 8.5K miles, 115 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=98, SOH=99, DOD > 20%, temp < 105F