Nissan launches battery replacement program in Japan in old electric cars Nissan LeafMarch 28, 2018
The company Nissan launches in Japan in May this year the official battery replacement program in the old electric cars Nissan Leaf. Owners of age electric vehicles will be able to choose a cheaper “restored” battery module for 24 kWh or a completely new battery pack with a capacity of 24 kWh, 30 kWh or 40 kWh.
The old battery module will have to be given during replacement, its cost is already taken into account in the cost of the unit, which is installed to replace the old one. In Japan, the automaker estimated the recovered battery of 24 kWh at $ 2,850 (300 thousand yen), a new module of the same capacity will cost more than twice as much – $ 6,200 (650,000 yen). Interestingly, the new modules for 30 kWh and 40 kWh were estimated with a minimum difference of $ 7,600 (800 thousand yen) and $ 7,800 (820 thousand yen), respectively.
In Nissan, they said that in the near future they are also going to expand the line of restored battery modules on the model with a capacity of 30 kWh and 40 kWh. The batteries will be restored at the factory of the subsidiary company 4R Energy Corporation in the Japanese city of Namye.
Recall that in the US battery replacement program was launched a few years ago, the American owners of the Nissan Leaf new module at 24 kWh costs $ 5,499, taking into account the old module for $ 1,000. Work on battery replacement is carried out by authorized car dealers and service stations that issue the corresponding certificate for further resale of Nissan Leaf. In the case of replacing the battery module with a new one, the car owner receives the same guarantee as for the new electric vehicle – 8 years / 100 thousand miles for defects and 5 years / 60 thousand miles for capacity reduction.