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Spaceweasel
20 June 2016, 1544
http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/20/nissan-200-mile-leaf-coming/

It's hard to tell from the article, but is Nissan just stuffing more batteries in the Leaf or have they increased the power density by nearly a factor of 3?

4dollarjoe
21 June 2016, 1135
Sweet, Looks like the energy density increased to match competitors. Question is if they'll be as cheap as the old leafs. I wonder if this change in energy density will make them less safe than the current ones.


Does anyone know if Nissan proprietary owns the rights to the battery chemistry? I heard LG makes their cells. If we track down who is making these cells maybe we could just buy the batteries directly.


I mean hybrid auto center has to be getting these batteries somewhere, and they're getting them cheap enough to sell them at profit!

Nando
27 June 2016, 0824
Very cool, I am glad they updated the design. The only thing I didn't like is the self drive, don't need it, don't want it.