15 May '18, 5pm

Nissan Begins Offering Remanufactured Batteries For LEAF

Nissan Begins Offering Remanufactured Batteries For LEAF

A few months ago, we carried a story about how much a new battery costs if you have an older Nissan LEAF — $5499, to be precise. That’s not too daunting a number but it still represents a sizable amount of money. Since then, Nissan has built a remanufacturing facility in Namie, a town in Japan’s Fukushima province near the nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami in 2011. The 4R Energy Corp. is a joint venture with Sumitomo, according to Reuters . “By reusing spent EV batteries, we wanted to raise the (residual) value of EVs and make them more accessible,” says Eiji Makino, CEO of 4R Energy.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/15/nissan-begins-offeri...

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