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Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 am
by chaz
Is there any way of determining if a leaf has a 30KW or 24KW battery by the VIN or GVWR?
Curious as I am looking at auctions with very little info.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:37 pm
by rmay635703
chaz wrote:Is there any way of determining if a leaf has a 30KW or 24KW battery by the VIN or GVWR?
Curious as I am looking at auctions with very little info.
I wish I knew, all the 2016 s leafs list with a 30wthr battery but when you call they end up 24kwhr

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:42 pm
by alozzy
You could try this URL:

http://cpo.nissanusa.com/nna/?

just append your VIN to the end of that...

If it works, a PDF will load in the browser that shows the original sales sticker for that Leaf. It should list the battery pack...

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:48 am
by cwerdna
rmay635703 wrote:
chaz wrote:Is there any way of determining if a leaf has a 30KW or 24KW battery by the VIN or GVWR?
Curious as I am looking at auctions with very little info.
I wish I knew, all the 2016 s leafs list with a 30wthr battery but when you call they end up 24kwhr
'16 Leaf S was only 24 kWh for most of the span of the model year. Near the end, they quietly introduced the "S 30": http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... gher-price

'16 SV and SL were 30 kWh for that entire model year.

OP: The correct units for battery capacity are kWh, NOT "KW".

kW and kWh are very different metrics. It's the same as confusing gallons with horsepower. Think of kW = horsepower, kWh = gallons.

1 hp = ~0.746 kW. And, many .gov sites say 1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:58 am
by BillHolz
For North American VIN's the 4th character is an A for 24KWH packs and a B for 30KWH packs.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:52 am
by jjeff
BillHolz wrote:For North American VIN's the 4th character is an A for 24KWH packs and a B for 30KWH packs.
^^^ sounds exactly like what the OP was looking for :)
And note the link provided by Alozzy in post #3 fails to work :?
The OP in this thread by mrggg does work, note substitute your VIN for the one that comes up.
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=23716

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:14 am
by alozzy
Yeah, it's hit and miss...

For instance, this one works fine:

http://cpo.nissanusa.com/nna/?1N4BZ0CP6HC306207

And does clearly state a 30 kWh pack.

Not sure why some work and some don't.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:13 pm
by chaz
Someone on another forum mention 1970kg for 30KWh GVWR and 1945kg GVWR for 24KWh.
in the US i have seen 1902Kg and 2010Kg as the difference between 2013,14,15 and 2016 models

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:06 pm
by Arlington
Using the 4th character of the VIN is probably all I need (B = 30kWh, A=24kWh), but is there a functioning VIN checker / tag maker? the cpo.nissan one seems to have been disabled.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:00 am
by Oilpan4
How about a car with a 40kwh battery?
Maybe a "C" for the 4th space on the vin?

The next year or so I may be hunting for an upgrade.