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Dozens Of Shops Are Now Replacing Nissan LEAF Batteries

August 30th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

When hybrids like the Toyota Prius were new, everyone "knew" that they were a bad buy. Eventually a battery would need replacement, and it would cost as much as a house in California, if not more. In reality, the cost was around $5,000 (which was still pretty steep)


The 2nd Life Of Used EV Batteries

June 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

When an electric vehicle (EV) comes off the road, what happens to the vehicle battery? The fate of the lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles is an important question for manufacturers, policy makers, and EV owners alike


Tesla Model 3 Crushes Original Tesla Roadster — Like A $70,000–100,000 Car With Cost Of Toyota Camry Or Honda Accord

February 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As you may have seen by now, 7 year Tesla insider David Havasi and I have been getting together in recent months to talk about the deep history of Tesla from an insider (David) and outsider (me) perspective in a podcast and video chat series called Tesla Inside Out. The thing that triggered this chat was recent data from BloombergNEF showing that battery energy density has nearly tripled in the past decade


Solar Powered Nissan Leaf — Video Update!

October 27th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

CleanTechnica and EVObsession appreciate the innovative, including early EV adopters. Although we support the wonders of icons such as Elon Musk and his oh so Zen Teslas, we also value every other EV. Being an old organic farmer raised in innovative cultures of do-it-yourself lifestyles, I certainly value action-oriented individuals such as Sam Elliot. Sam is one of the doers not afraid of smaller range EVs to live the zero-emissions way of life. His innovative work helping him to use a smaller-range EV without that any range anxiety is one to be validated and cheered


40,000 Miles With The 2018 Nissan LEAF

January 6th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Since its release, many wondered how the new 40 kWh Nissan LEAF would hold up as the miles racked up. After over 40,000 miles driving mine, I’m starting to get a pretty good idea of how it fares. It’s a great vehicle, with only one serious drawback


Nissan LEAF #Rapidgate Mostly Solved By Software Update?

January 5th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

In what may be great news for 40 kWh Nissan LEAF owners, a software update evident in newer LEAFs has alleviated much of the #rapidgate DC charge throttling issue, allowing reasonably fast DC charge rates even if the battery is already hot


2019 Nissan LEAF — Still No Liquid-Cooled Battery?

December 5th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

A report on the upcoming 60 kWh Nissan LEAF from respected German news site Electrive.net suggests that it will still lack liquid cooling of the battery. This is despite increased charging rates of 100 kW and increase power output of 149 kW. Notably, with higher power comes higher heat generation. Are we going to see #Rapidgate all over again


Nissan’s Long Strange Trip With LEAF Batteries

September 29th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The Nissan LEAF is infamous for its battery problems. It started with the fast degrading 24kWh battery in the original 2010 Nissan LEAF. That battery was not up to the hot conditions of US Southwest states. It was replaced by a battery with a different chemistry, the 24kWh "lizard battery" in 2014. In 2015, the model year 2016 (MY2016) LEAF got a slightly larger 30kWh battery option. In the MY2018 Nissan LEAF, an even bigger 40kWh battery was offered


2018 Leaf vs Long Journeys — Best Driving Strategy

July 22nd, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

In the earlier part of this analysis, we saw that folks are finding that, in real world conditions on long journeys, the 2018 Nissan Leaf battery pack is getting very hot. This is due to the 2018 Leaf not having any active thermal management system


2018 Leaf vs Long Journeys — Can It Take The Heat?

July 16th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

In this article, I will summarise some key characteristics of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, and provide some exclusive data. This is part one of a couple of articles in which we will look at the 2018 Leaf’s performance both in daily driving and on occasional long journeys, and see how the Leaf fits in with its peers



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