https://pushevs.com/2018/01/29/2018-nis ... eal-specs/2018 Nissan Leaf battery real specs
The specs of the battery cell used in the 2018 Nissan Leaf are pretty impressive.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf battery – like all previous versions – uses a 96s2p cell configuration, this means that in total there are 192 cells in the battery pack. However, the battery cells now have a much higher energy density.
In the Nissan Leaf, each battery pack has 24 modules and each module has 8 cells. Originally, the Nissan Leaf was launched with double the modules. The 24 kWh battery in the 2011 Nissan Leaf had 48 modules, each module with 4 cells. However, when Nissan released the 30 kWh battery, the number of modules was reduced to half – to further increase the energy density of the battery pack. If you look at the new battery module below you’ll see that it seems 2 old modules stuck together…
Now we can calculate the new battery real capacity:
192 x 3,65 V x 56,3 Ah = 39,46 kWh
And compare it to the original battery pack in the 2011 Nissan Leaf.
192 x 3,75 V x 32,5 Ah = 23,4 kWh...
Note that AVTA testing showed that by 2013 (unlike earlier years) the LEAF's "24 kWh" pack actually had over 24 kWh total capacity when new, so it is virtually certain there will be some variation from actual in that 39.46 kWh calculation.