I am long time reader of this and similar EV forums, and owner of first gen Leaf.
I would like to introduce my project to all of you and need to hear your opinion on it.
Last 6 months I was working on this project.
To build additional battery for Nissan Leaf 24 and 30 kwh, to extend range of vehicle on one charge.
- Li-ion battery with energy capacity 8.8kwh. ( Usable capacity 7 kwh )
- weight of all together 55 kg.
- size 1000 x 600 x 100 mm
Battery will be installed at bottom of boot , and fixed to boot floor. As results floor boot will be
raised by 100mm.
3. Permanent mods to vehicle:
Few hols to boot floor for battery fixing and air valves.
In my Leaf, current state of battery capacity 75% , according to LeasSpy. At test runs, additional battery will add 30 – 40 miles of range.
At motorway ( A2) with constant speed 60 Mph I easy made 100 miles., and some charge still left in battery, probably for another 5-10 miles.
Additional battery will be charging together with main battery, while you using slow, fast, and rapid charger , it will charge main and additional battery.
Price for complete set £4000 .
At this stage it is all in prototyping, and not ready for demo, but I would like
to know if any one will be interested to install/buy this additional battery, and
what questions and concerns future users/buyers will have.