21 Jun '13, 10pm

Nissan Announces LEAF Lease-Only Battery Replacement Program

Nissan Announces LEAF Lease-Only Battery Replacement Program

Nissan has announced a LEAF Battery Replacement Program, where owners lease replacement packs. Since it launched in 2010, everyone from industry analysts to electric car advocates, journalists and even politicians have tried to work out just how much it costs to replace the lithium-ion battery pack in the all-electric Nissan LEAF . Yesterday, Nissan gave an answer: approximately $100 per month, for as long as you keep the car, under its new Battery Replacement Program. Due to launch in the first half of next year, Nissan’s Battery Replacement Program will offer existing and new customers a way of guaranteeing their LEAF’s 24-kilowatt-hour battery pack will retain at least a 70% battery capacity. As soon as it falls beneath the threshold—represented by a minimum of 9 bars on the car’s capacity gauge—Nissan will replace the battery pack with a new or remanufactured one. Exte...

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