Nissan released two new videos related to the new 2016 LEAF.
The one video (above) presents some assembly or testing operations of the new 30 kWh lithium-ion batteries at Nissan's Battery Plant at Smyrna, Tennessee.
The second one below is presenting look of the car, which is nearly identical to the previous 2015 model - so not a heck of a lot new to see there.
What we know about the new batteries (30 kWh version):
- new cell chemistry (more energy dense and improved warranty from 5 to 8 years and from 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles compared to 24 kWh, until fourth capacity bar gone)
- new cell and modules design
- the same number of cells (192) but packed 8 cells per module
- the same pack dimensions
- Can you buy a 30 kWh battery to replace an old 24 kWh battery with low capacity in an older LEAF?