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£5,000 is not €5,000 is not $5,000, speaking as a Brit I do wish companies wouldn't do that.

The point raised above is very valid, for many a replacement car may work out cheaper, or similar, but I think Nissan's decision to offer this at all is very positive for current owners (more so than prospective ones) and shows some goodwill.
 

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Hmmm. Nissan don't want old battery packs going just anywhere do they? Wonder what they are going to do with all those potential 20 kW/h off grid storage devices?
 

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Not so interesting right now, but as and when an improved pack is launched it could be tempting. In another year a 60k+ Japanese Leaf will probably be £5k to buy, if you're able to upgrade that to a 30kwh battery it's not bad for £10k.
 

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Clever to leak the news of the "250" mile range, backwards compatible pack available in 2016!

You would have to be both over 60,000 miles driven and with a large capacity loss to be considering a new battery now rather than in a year or two.

It is not unreasonable to suggest you can get 100,000 miles life from a battery pack. Some more, some less, with a little capacity loss towards the end.

That works out at 5p per mile. Add in the leccy cost of 2p a mile and the total compares very well with the cost of petrol at around 15p per mile. No exhausts, cam belts, oil to change helps too.

I would certainly plan to swap my battery pack at the end of my 5 year finance payments. Should be just over 100,000 miles then. Would probably need to finance the new battery pack as well, but those payments will be a quarter what I am paying now. My car is garaged so would like to think it will make at least 15 years old with care. Perhaps more.

The carbon fibre i3 body will presumably just go forever. Hope they offer battery swaps too.

Does cabling / wiring degrade over time? An electrical engineer friend suggests after 10 years they start to.
 

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Clever to leak the news of the "250" mile range, backwards compatible pack available in 2016!
Can't see them giving you the bigger battery for £5k. Think it'll be a straight swap of 24kWh one.

Would it be cheaper to drive it over to France to get the work carried out?
 

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Not so interesting right now, but as and when an improved pack is launched it could be tempting. In another year a 60k+ Japanese Leaf will probably be £5k to buy, if you're able to upgrade that to a 30kwh battery it's not bad for £10k.
Although this may well put a floor under the prices of older Leafs, since the big unknown with them was the battery pack and that uncertainty is now gone.
 

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£5,000 is not €5,000 is not $5,000, speaking as a Brit I do wish companies wouldn't do that.

The point raised above is very valid, for many a replacement car may work out cheaper, or similar, but I think Nissan's decision to offer this at all is very positive for current owners (more so than prospective ones) and shows some goodwill.
With brexit eminent, parity between pound and euro is expected. Modi companies round off and we tend to get a raw deal compared to $ and €

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Good to know. We know that Nissan have plans for static storage devices similar to the Tesla Powerwall but that they’ve been limited by the amount of available batteries.

I am really happy to know that I can keep my van for longer and be assured that when the capacity of the battery gets too low I can just put some of the money I’ve saved on fuel into getting a brand new pack.

It’s a shame they don’t offer an upgrade to the 30/40kWh packs as I might have invested in one of those in a couple of years for my 24kWh van.
 

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They have, meanwhile Nissan has decided the price should now be £6,200 PLUS VAT and PLUS fitting.

They lied.

This is their justification for the increase;-

"I am sorry that you were disappointed with the cost of a replacement battery. As a manufacturer, we believe it is our duty to provide excellent quality parts, at a reasonable price. We have a specialist department that deals exclusively with pricing, and they constantly monitor the market to try to ensure that we are as competitive as possible.


However, there are many things that go to make up the price of any part. In addition to the basic manufacturing cost and local market conditions, we have to accurately reflect the cost of storing, distributing and packaging each component. The price of our parts are consistently reviewed and updated, this can be due to multiple factors, including but not limited to changes in exchange rates, increased supplier costs, improvements in design and quality or special offers running for limited periods.


We work hard to keep a balance between high quality and reasonable cost to our customers, and we do take account our customers’ priorities. Thank you for sharing your views on this with us on this difficult area. Together with all the other factors, our customers’ opinions will help us to determine our approach to pricing in the future."


Anyone else think this is BS? (give me a 'like'! ;) ) Nissan should be ashamed with their duplicity and supposed support to EV roll out.
 
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