Nissan Finds a Second Use For Old LEAF Batteries

Coming full circle

Back in 2010, Nissan launched the Leaf, its cutesy electric city car. It was one of the first truly mass market EVs, and it has proved popular all over the world.

Though it had a downside. The early models had passively cooled battery packs, which mean their batteries were subject to greater swings in temperature under charge and discharge.

Ultimately, this shortened the useful life of the batteries, and many early Leaf owners have experienced battery degradation.

While that sucks for the drivers, it sucks even more for the planet if we can’t do anything at all with the batteries.

Thankfully, like Nissan plenty of companies are coming up with ideas to recycle and reuse EV waste, before it hits landfill.

VW recently showed off its recycling process which it says can recover up to 95% of a battery’s waste material.

Old Nissan Leaf batteries have also been used to power a small passenger ferry in the UK.

Do EVs excite your electrons? Do ebikes get your wheels spinning? Do self-driving cars get you all charged up? 

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Turning Over a New Leaf with Nissan

Nissan is one of the automakers that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what a car can do and what they will offer drivers. One of the most innovative things happening to the automotive industry today is car that are powered by electricity. Like much of the other aspects to Nissan, Nissan has been at the forefront of giving drivers some stunning electric cars. One of the most popular models from their line-up is the all-new Nissan Leaf®! Here at Tynan’s Nissan Aurora in Aurora, CO we will help drivers in the Denver-area get something that is efficient, environmentally friendly, and comfortable.

Unlike Other Electric Cars

When many drivers are considering an electric car they are turned away because of the out-of-the-box design on the inside and out, but with the all-new Nissan Leaf®, this sedan will look modern and sleek. With available LED Headlights and LED Signature lighting and angles in all of the right places, you will get something that will turn heads! Plus, you can keep this stylish model on the road for more than 150 miles without a charge.

On the inside of this unique model you will enjoy a selection of different features that will make all trips more enjoyable. In the front seats you will immediately notice the seven-inch display in the instrument cluster and center display that will bring all of the systems the Nissan Leaf® offers right to your fingertips. Available features like leather seating, a Bose® audio system, driver assist features, heated front seats, and a power driver’s seat will ensure that all passengers will have a better car shopping experience! Altogether, driving or riding in this model will become something you will never forget.

The New Nissan LEAF Earns the JD Power Dependability Award

The dependability of a vehicle is essential when you’re considering your next car. When Denver drivers consider the new Nissan LEAF, they can count on exceptional dependability since the LEAF earned top marks as in the 2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM. At Tynan’s Nissan Aurora, we serve Centennial and beyond by offering a vast selection of the latest LEAF models.

The Significance of the LEAF’s JD Power Dependability Award

The LEAF is the first pure electric vehicle to win an overall segment award in the history of the VDS study. The LEAF made it to the top as a non-premium vehicle and compact car with a score of 83 per 100 vehicles (P100). This study surveyed owners about their 2017 LEAF models to capture the reliability of the LEAF over a longer period of time.

Nissan North America, Inc.’s vice president, Mark Swenson, sees this award as validation of the LEAF’s true quality and the result of three years of real-world use. With this award complemented by the recent Kelley Blue Book ‘5 Year Cost to Own Award,’ which the LEAF earned for the third year in a row. With both these awards in mind, the new LEAF makes for an excellent choice for providing the peace of mind that you need.

The Dependability of Other Nissan Models

Highlands Ranch drivers will find that the LEAF is not the only Nissan model that earned exceptional marks from the VDS. The Nissan Frontier took first place in the midsize pickup truck segment for the second year in a row with 110 PP100. Meanwhile, the Nissan Armada ranked second in the large SUV category, coming just three PP100 behind the winner.

Learn More About the New LEAF’s Dependability

If you’re interested in finding out why the LEAF is at the top of its segment for yourself, contact our sales team near Littleton, CO, for more information about the benefits of driving a new LEAF and get behind the wheel in Aurora, CO, to explore the high-quality materials and amenities.

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