Post by pharmadave on Jan 12, 2020 10:24:14 GMT 11
Awesome! Robert Llewelyn from Fully Charged on his latest podcast mentioned that later on in the year he is getting his 2011 Leaf a 40kWh battery pack. Really keen to follow this as it would give a real second life to our degrading Leaf batteries.
My guess is Roberts will be done in the Netherlands by Muxan who can't be far from selling their version in Europe and Bluecars/Muxan version in New Zealand and hopefully Australia. All we need is a source of batteries. Perhaps Bluecars NZ will have their aftermarket battery (with BMS/LBC) available by the end of the year, or Fenix Power in the US may come good with something.
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2020 1:33:18 GMT 11 by brunohill
This is very exciting! Our Leaf gets about 70-80 km to a typical 80% charge these days, which is fine. In the next couple of years we'll replace the petrol car with a longer range EV, but the Leaf will still be perfect for me (I only really do 20-30 km a day) for some time. When the battery degrades far enough that even my limited daily driving is too much for it, then this 40 kWh battery (or whatever is available at the time) will give it a brand new lease of life!