Jaxson:Answers to most if not all of your questions here: https://evsenhanced.com/services/hv-battery-swaps-and-upgrades/
It's what I plan to swap the Leaf for. I was going to have to do something next year regardless as battery continues to drop in my extremely-well-used Leaf but now it puts a decent replacement with a battery warranty (!) in reach instead of swapping it for another Leaf.
Jokes aside, what is the plan for these leafs with stuffed batteries (no thermal management / cooling on their battery packs) when they all start reaching this point?
Is there a viable battery replacement option for a car that costs what $10k by that stage or less?
Is anyone offering a service to refresh/replace these?
And where do you dump the old battery packs?
Are people going to dump a whole car at that point as scrap?
Can the batteries be recycled or is it just pure waste?
I know a few people with leafs, who are just happily using them and feel part of a green club.
What I don't hear much is what the actual plan is over the next 5 - 10 years when their capacity is dramatically deminished.
ETA: Our 2012 Leaf's battery is due for an upgrade (to 30kWh) which will cost us ~$11K using the estimater on the above website. While that cost won't be reflected in an increased value of the Leaf it enables us to run it for another 10+ years saving 2-3K in energy costs compared to an equivalent ICE, plus of course minimal maintenance comparitively, so the upgrade cost makes economic sense.