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Nissan: LEAF batteries should last 22 years
Data collected by Nissan indicates that a LEAF battery should last as long as 22 years, according to Francisco Carranza, Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Energy Services. Nissan monitors various parameters, including charging patterns and battery degradation, on the over 400,000 LEAFs it has sold in Europe since 2011.
Carranza did not discuss the issue of capacity loss, nor did he say how long the batteries would be suitable for use in a vehicle, but he did imply that Nissan sees second-life batteries as a way to boost revenue, as electrification is expected to cut into some of automakers’ traditional revenue streams.
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