We are currently taking reservations for our Nissan Leaf Battery Pack Replacement product. This is a wholly new battery pack that will initially be compatible with earlier generations of Leaf. (Prior to 2018) This pack will use a Lithium Ion technology, not unlike the cells used in Tesla’s battery packs.
Much of the technology we are using will be revealed at a later date as we are still working on the patenting of our solution. We can tell you a few things about our solution, for example, we will be using cylindrical cells rather than the Leaf’s prismatic/pouch cells. To the Leaf’s systems the pack will appear to be identical to the original pack, though in some cases such as the early models with only 85 miles of range, we may be able to deliver a longer range. That capability is still in testing, the technology shouldn’t be an issue, but the systems in the Leaf that we interface with may not handle it. We ARE working on an active thermal management solution for the pack, unlike Nissan’s stock pack that lacks temperature management. And the pack WILL be serviceable, allowing an owner to replace cells that are starting to degrade and be able to keep the pack in top performance indefinitely. Understand that you’re not buying a battery, you’re subscribing to a guarantee.*
NOTE: This is a deposit to reserve a place in our 900-car “Close Followers” pricing group limited to 900 reservations, your $300 pays for your pack install, at the time of conversion you’ll simply start paying for the service, with the first month free.
After we’re in production and performing installs a reservation will require a $1,500 deposit. We plan to produce 6,000 units within the first 12 months of production.
*To achieve this, we will be offering the pack in a lease/subscription model, this will greatly reduce the upfront costs and keep the Leaf running nearly indefinitely. We are targeting an initial installation cost of $1,500 and a subscription model of less than $99/mo. These terms are subject to change before the release date but it is our goal to make this solution as affordable as possible for our customers.
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