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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2018, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Bigger battery for hopefully better performance

So there have been whispers that Nissan is working on a larger 60kWH battery pack, that should bump its range up to 225 miles. Just wanted to know if this would put most of our initial concerns with the Leaf to rest. Hopefully more range would result in less quick charging, which should help the lifetime of the battery.
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Even if they do bump up the range, there is still concern around the air cooling system that the even the new battery will use. A bigger battery is more likely to run hotter, and I'm curious how it will impact the charge times.
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Charge times shouldn't be that much longer so long as you're not just directly plugging it into the wall. With a proper EVSE it'll be fine and the longer range would make the new Leaf more appealing. IF 225 miles is the Nissan estimated range, we can probably expect to see lower real world mileage, though I'm not sure by how much.
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If they could get real world figures around 200miles, that would certainly alleviate a lot of the efficiency concerns. I do wonder if they would be able to keep their lower base price over rivals with a bigger battery pack though. Surely that'll come at an additional cost.
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Just wish Nissan would invest more in electrification because they had a huge opportunity to be a clean car leader and they squandered it back then. Even now, it seems like they're trying to meet the bottom line for range compared to other automakers. The Leaf is still a great vehicle, but that short range doesn't seem enough.
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The main advantage that Nissan has over rivals at the moment, is the fact that they aren't experiencing any problems with production. They will continue to gain market share as the waiting lists for rivals continue to increase. Perhaps the smaller battery packs were chosen from a production standpoint.
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