I'm 99% sure our 2018 leaf only has a 3.6kw onboard charger which is annoying me because I've just had a decent 40A wall charger installed.
Anyone seen/heard/experienced a way to upgrade the onboard charger to the larger 6.x kw version?
I was looking in to it and it doesn't seem the easiest thing to do. I did comment on EVs enhanced video asking if they'd offer an ac charger upgrade when the 70kWh beast arrives as an option instead if waiting 20 hours to recharge the thing and they said it's an easy swap out if you can find one. There's also another option from Brusa a few people have installed but it's very DIY and I don't think your insurance would happy of your diy car charger caught fire. Does beg the question, should ev modification be given a certificate of compliance like a lot of electrical work?
It will be a win win for them if you trade in an old or new pack. They still need the enclosure to build a 16 blade for the next customer, so if they rip out a good 40kWh pack they can on sell it as is, but they can't then in turn make another 16 blade to sell for likely more profit and will need to source another enclosure. Hopefully they also partber with some companies to use the old cells for static storage or reconditioning some packs.
It's all in the price and timing though, if they released today a$20k before trade in I think the main users would be people buying up very cheap 24kWh cars that have low SOH and swapping the pack. If I was in the market now I'd seriously consider that option and looking at keeping the 60% SOH battery for use at home. $27k plus a bit for installation of the static storage is a great price.