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Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Station
said by dosdoxies:Those are the big questions. Nissan has informally stated that the average driver will see 80% capacity left after 5 years of driving. However, there are some drivers in Phoenix already down under 80%!
What is the estimated life span of the batteries in the Leaf? And the replacement costs?
Nissan explicitly doesn't warranty battery capacity, only "sudden failure".
This is why I said that drivers in hot climates should plan on 2 or 3-year leases. I live in a pretty temperate climate and after 1 year & 15K miles, I'm seeing very little capacity loss.
As for replacement cost, I've heard that Nissan will replace a battery pack in a car for $5K. The certainly won't sell it for that to a random person for some other purpose. However, no one seems to be able to get a price out of Nissan.
Part of this may be that Nissan is just starting battery production here in the US (TN) and this may drop the price significantly.