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”.