BatteryUpgrader wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:23 am
Electrical engineer here.
Li-ion batteries and electric vehicles are new technologies so I don't know all about them, but can understand the workings from technical papers.
I want to learn/experiment by installing a battery pack into an old LEAF.
Battery pack on LEAF expires after roughly how many years?
Say I buy a 2011 LEAF- its battery is past its life or nearing the end.
But advertised old LEAFs are still listed as having a usable battery, even the 2011 ones, thus they don't go for peanuts.
I am keeping my eye out for a totaled late model LEAF, to use its battery as a transplant organ. Since the battery pack in them is still good they fetch high prices, that is why I need the old car to be cheap.
Any suggestions on how to acquire an old LEAF for cheap?
You wouldn't learn much about Li-ion batteries by replacing a LEAF battery pack. You would learn about the computer and networking systems of cars, much of which isn't publicly documented by Nissan. If you have a lifestyle where an electric car like the LEAF would work, owning and driving one would teach you more than swapping a battery pack.
And for a used one, Lefty has a guide