Nissan LEAF Teardown – Video


LEAF Teardown

LEAF Teardown

This salvaged 2012 Nissan LEAF will be torn down so that a 1973 Saab Sonett III can become an electric car.

Youtuber Rob Smith explains more:

Build thread on my plans to transplant the Leaf electric drive system into a 1973 Saab Sonett III.…

Documentation I’ve been putting together regarding the required components to keep the drive system functional:…

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8 responses to "Nissan LEAF Teardown – Video"
  1. Bobby sweet says:

    Awesome can’t wait to see what u put it in keep making videos
    (Add more batterys )

  2. ggpa says:

    Awesome, a recycled Leaf makes EV conversion easier and cheaper than before! Thanks for the article. I look forward to see what fun EVs people make.

    1. David Murray says:

      Indeed.. In the past it would cost $20,000 to convert a gas car. Now you can buy a used Leaf for half of that. So I haven’t been able to see any point in the conversions anymore.

      1. ggpa says:

        Actually I see the point of doing conversions, now that used Leafs made them half the price they used to be.

        Also, if you own such a conversion, parts will be plentiful and cheaper

  3. Phr3d says:

    keep the entire passenger cell & driveline componentry and graft on whatever less, ermm.. debatable front and rear sheet metal.. wonder how an old 2002 would mate up..
    or kick-start a new kit car company Based upon ‘retired’ Leafs a la’ the VW Bug kit-cars.. an ex-Leaf Dune Buggy would be a riot..

  4. neppy san says:

    That’s freaking cool. That Saab is the most aerodynamic production car ever sold in the USA, only second to the Honda Insight.

    This will be an awesome conversion and i hope we get an update when it is done.

  5. Scott Franco, the greedy republican says:

    Awesome, thanks for posting this.

  6. tedfredrick says:

    I was just talking to my wife and saying that I would like to take a wrecked leaf and put the drive into my 27T hot rod.