Nissan Leaf Battery Upgrade Frequently Ask Questions

Nissan Leaf Battery Replacement FAQs

What size battery can be installed in my Leaf?

2011-2012

The 2011-2012 can accept a 24 ,30 or 40 kWh pack. We do not recommend the 62kWh due to the limits of the on-board charger

2013-2015

The 2013-2015 Leaf can have a 24, 30, 40 or 62 kWh pack installed.

2016-2017

2016 can have either 24, 30, 40 or 62 kWh depending on what was originally equipped. The 2017 can accept a 30, 40 or 62 kWh.

How much does it cost to install a battery in my Leaf?

Battery install/upgrade pricing depends on many factors such as the year of the vehicle, State of Health of the donor battery, year of the donor battery, market rates etc.

24 kWh Battery

$4,000-$6,500

30 kWh Battery

$5,000-$8,000

40 kWh Battery

$8,000-$10,000

62 kWh Battery

$12,000+

All pricing includes Leo & Sons retaining the original battery pack

How much range can I expect?

Range depends on many factors such as driving style, HVAC system type/demands, ambient temperatures, highway vs city driving etc.

Assuming 90%+ State of Health:

24 kWh = 75-85 miles

30 kWh = 100-110 miles

40 kWh = 130-160 miles

62 kWh = 220- 240 miles

How long does the install take?

The actual install takes just a couple hours. We prefer to have the vehicle for 3-4 days after to run it through a few charge cycles, record some data logs, and perform some high-level testing to ensure the battery and vehicle are in good shape

What testing is performed as part of the installation procedure?

The car would undergo an evaluation of it’s other high voltage components such as the on-board charger, electric motor and PTC heater. We will also perform a safety and maintenance inspection of the brakes, tires, fluids etc.

We have specialty equipment that can communicate with the replacement pack prior to installation to confirm its state of health.

What is the lead time for obtaining the replacement battery?

Locating a good quality replacement packs with a high State of Health is by far the hardest part. We currently have a waiting list. If you would like to join CLICK HERE

What kind of batteries do you install?

We only install good quality, used genuine Nissan battery packs. In our experience, rebuilt or refurbished packs are not worth the time or money. The Leaf HV battery was designed to used a specific cell design and chemistry. Trying to rebuild the battery with a different type of cell is an expensive risk.

We currently are working with a start-up technology company a rebuilding process that uses Genuine Nissan cells. This service is not yet available but we recommend getting our waiting list so you can be informed when it is.

How do I get my car to you?

If you are out of our immediate area, New England, we recommend searching online for a shipping company such as uShip.

I’m considering buying an older used Leaf…

We recommend having the vehicle checked prior to purchasing. We offer FREE pre-purchase inspections for Nissan Leafs if the vehicle is brought to our facility.

Some easy things to check are the capacity bars (far right side of the dash) and range estimate on a full charge.