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Re: Electric Vehicles
« Reply #300 on: October 04, 2017, 09:28:12 pm »


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Used electric vehicles now sell 27% faster than their gasoline-powered counterparts, making them the fastest selling used cars in the US. (CNBC, Reuters)

Do you have any idea how much the cost of battery replacement costs ? I'm asking here ....

I've seen used fleet cars websites where you can pick up a Prius '12 & '13 model years for between 12 & 15k.
I haven't seen any leafs for sale there as of yet.

Companies like Coke, Budweiser or utility company cars are usually a good deal. Under 100k miles & gently driven.


I've been checking around and they sell them in junk yards from wrecked Leafs and even E-Bay is getting in on the act. Here's a video of a guy that bought a leaf battery pack in a junk yard and took it apart to use some of cells in his E-Scooter (and sell the rest  ;D). It seems you can buy the cells and build your own battery pack. I saw them for sale at a web site (see below after the video).

AZ, here's a warnng note, however. Arizona is a bit of a problem for Leafs because it gets so hot down there. People need to be very careful to NOT allow the charge to go below 30% OR ABOVE 80% or the battery pack can degrade up to 40% by the time you are at the 30,000 miles mark.  That said, if the battery pack is taken care of properly, you can easily get only 20% degradation at the 100,000 mile mark. 

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Taking apart a Nissan LEAF battery pack, part 1

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I start taking apart the Nissan LEAF battery pack, removing the cover and beginning to disassemble the blocks of cell modules



Taking apart a Nissan LEAF battery pack, part 2

BenjaminNelson Published on Mar 22, 2015

http://300mpg.org/2015/03/18/removing...

I get into the guts of the Nissan LEAF battery pack and disassemble and remove all the cell modules.


Agelbert NOTE: This outfit sells DIY battery cells and packs. They make it clear that you have to know what you are doing. Not only are the rather high voltages you are playing around with not for the feint of heart, but you have to make absolutely sure you "marry" the battery pack to an adequate BMS (battery management system). The BMS is what is going to keep your battery pack happy and provide you with the most range.  8)
Happy hunting!

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« Last Edit: October 05, 2017, 01:07:07 pm by AGelbert »
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