What is the cost for a Nissan leaf battery replacement?

Questions were asked on the time when the electric car first came on board like “How much does the battery cost?” the answer to the question have been answered by Nissan but only few people are aware of it. Replacing the battery of a Nissan LEAF 2011 to 2015model it will cost you exactly $5,499,with installation inclusive, which according to the estimation the company made could take about 3 hours. For the 2011 and 2012 cars owners will pay an extra $225 for a special adapter kit to retrofit the new battery to their cars.

That a pretty good deal right? If you think it’s not why not take your Belchfire 5000 to your local dealer and demand to know the cost of replacing the internal combustion engine if it throws a rod and splashes oil all over itself. Getting a new engine for $5,500 would definitely be luck.

There are a few things you should note. First make sure the car you are replacing its battery is yours, secondly if you are yet to complete the payment for the loan of the car, you will need an approval from the lender to replace the battery. Thirdly the Nissan will take the original battery for recycling or storage purposes. It can’t be used as a coffee table in your living room. Nissan assigns the old battery for $1,000.
If you wish to pay for the battery through Nissan you sure can. You will have to make a monthly payment of $100 after which the battery can be yours. This is not a lease neither is it a rental arrangement. The replacement batteries will have all the latest improvements in Nissan battery which includes cooling upgrades. Nissan calls it the “lizard battery,” meaning even in a hot climate, it is not as susceptible to early degradation.

The battery has a warranty as that of a brand new one which is The LEAF — 8 years/100,000 miles against defects and 5 years/60,000 miles against capacity loss. “These batteries are the same as the battery found in 2015 LEAF vehicles, which you can also purchase from any Nissan dealer. Nissan says “As a replacement, it is expected of the battery to provide the same qualities as that of the 2010”.

Classic Car Rental – Classic Car Hire

What would be a great classic car rental?, in my book the Porche would be at the top of the list, here is why.

Porsche the beginning, It’s hard to say exactly which is the beginning of Porsche story. It could be in 1950, when the famous Max Hoffman introduced the Porsche 356 to the United States. Or in 1948 when the first automobile to bear the name Porsche was introduced. But in order to understand Porsche’s heritage and its philosophy we need to go back to 1875, when, in September, at the home of a tinsmith in the Bohemian village of Haffersdorf, a son was born. His name was Ferdinand Porsche.

Since his adolescence, Ferdinand Porsche showed glimpses of technical genius: at the age of 18, he wired family’s home for electricity in 1893.
Still, he didn’t show many signs of disciplined engineering skills that will eventually become his trademark.

Even if the “Doctor” is usually appended to his name, it is in essence honorary, since his only formal technical training was as a part-time engineering student in Vienna.

By the age of 25, the young Ferdinand Porsche had entered the field of automotive design. His first car design was already accepted by Lohner & Co. of Vienna.

Over the next 20 years, Ferdinand Porsche, the temperamental but brilliant engineer succeeded in associating with every major automobile manufacturer in Germany. At the same time, he designed a dozen of the most technically significant cars in history.

Working for Mercedes-Benz, he helped develop the most revered Mercedes-Benz cars of all time: the SSK series. For NSU, he designed Auto Union Wanderer and the Type 32, a precursor of the Volkswagen Beetle.

After being dismissed from Mercedes for disagreeing with the firm’s staid engineering policies, Porsche decided to establish what later became Porsche A.G.: his own engineering consulting group. In a small office in Stuttgart, the senior Dr. Porsche gathered a select group of engineers to work under the dramatic name, “Doctor of Engineering Ferdinand Porsche, Inc., Construction Facility for Land, Air, and Sea Transportation.” One of his employees was his youthful son, Ferry. His primary interest was one that any young man might select: sports and racing cars

The senior Dr. Porsche and his team were kept extremely busy. The consulting firm developed for Steyr (now the utility-vehicle wing of the Steyr- Daimler-Puch combine), the Austria luxury sedan, but it did not progress beyond the prototype stage. They worked a lot for Auto Union, now Audi: the company developed the Front, the world’s first front-drive economy car. They astonished Auto Union with the mid-engine Grand Prix cars and their supercharged V-12 and V-16 engines which, together with Mercedes- Benz racers, dominated European auto racing for nearly a decade.

After that, the firm created its best-known designs for NSU and Zundapp.
The pair of prototypes was characterized by Dr. Porsche’s patented torsion-bar suspension and a rear-mounted engine. Since neither company moved rapidly enough to manufacture the designs, Porsche sold the concept to the German government.

Then, he oversaw the construction of a plant on Wolfsburg to manufacture the design. His drawings called the car the Type 60. The world came to know it as the Volkswagen Beetle

After the second World War, the Porsche Company started to create vehicles that beard its name, and so became knows world wide.

Now, nearly a century later, Porsche became the marquee and the family that created outstanding, often unique and surely lasting contributions to automotive engineering and design.

Classic Car Hire – Sports Car Hire

If you are renting a car or other vehicle, the process will be the easiest and smoothest if you have a credit card to use for the transaction. Some car rental companies won’t even rent you a vehicle if you don’t have a credit card for payment. If the car rental company does allow you to rent without a credit card, you may have to pay a large cash deposit to cover any potential damage to the vehicle you are renting. If you are using a travel agent and do not have a credit card, ask your agent about using pre-paid vouchers to pay for your vehicle rental. A voucher is typically easier to use than cash when renting a vehicle.

Be aware that a large part of your credit line on your credit card may be tied up while the rental vehicle is in your possession.
The car rental company may place a certain amount of money on hold on your credit card for possible additional charges such as late return fees and damage fees.

The charge won’t be processed unless you incur those additional expenses.

But because that money is on hold you won’t have it available to you for other purchases so you may want to use for other purchases such as your hotel.

Your driving record may be a factor when you rent a vehicle. Not all car rental companies check driving records but some do. If your driving record doesn’t meet the car rental company’s standards they will not let you rent from them. To prevent this from happening check with the car rental agency to see if they check driving records and what their standards are.

Twenty five is the magic age when renting a vehicle. If you are at least twenty five years of age you will not incur additional fees to rent a vehicle. If you are between the ages of eighteen and twenty five you will likely be required to pay more money for renting your car than a twenty five or older driver. If you are under 18 years of age you will not be able to rent a vehicle in the US. Although those rules may not seem fair, it is just the way it is in the car rental industry

Rental car companies will offer you various optional insurance and waiver options, but you may already be covered. Before you go to rent a vehicle, check with both your personal auto insurance agent and with your credit card company. You may already have protection if you have an accident, lose, or damage your rental vehicle. If you do have protection, you shouldn’t need to purchase the collision damage waiver or CDW offered by the car rental company because it will be a duplication of coverage you already have.

If you do purchase a CDW, keep in mind that it is not insurance but an agreement between you and the car rental company.
It states that you will not be liable for loss or damage to the rental vehicle as long as you comply with conditions stated in the agreement.

Those conditions are common sense ones such as:

not driving while under the influence of alcohol
not driving the vehicle off-road
not allowing an unauthorized person to drive the vehicle.
A CDW will almost always not cover you though for personal injuries or damage to personal property sustained while using the rental vehicle. If you are renting overseas though, you may not have a choice of whether or not or purchase a CDW. Some countries require you to purchase it.

If you are renting a vehicle overseas you may need to obtain an international driving permit. Check on this before you show up at the overseas rental car counter.

After you get to your rental vehicle walk around the outside of it and inspect it for any possible damage. If you notice damage such as a dent or noticeable scratch report it to the lot attendant right away and get it noted on your rental agreement so you won’t be liable for that damage. I learned this lesson the hard way. On one of my first rentals I noticed a dent in the vehicle, told the lot attendant about it who told me not to worry about it. I didn’t insist he write anything on my rental agreement stating the damage was already on the vehicle when I picked it up. When I returned the vehicle the rental car company wanted to charge me for that dent. I eventually got my money back but it took time me quite a bit of time and frustration to get those charges reversed.

If you find you are going to return your rental vehicle more than 4 hours late, call the rental company and arrange for an additional day’s rental. Although most companies allow you a one hour grace period before they start to charge you additional money, the hourly rates can quickly add up to more than the cost of an entire day’s rental. Usually when you get to the 4 hour mark, renting the vehicle for an additional day is cheaper than paying the hourly late fees.