Rang and battery
After 10 years, these electric cars only have scrap value
Press Inform The first Nissan Leaf in his 2009 world premiere
Site gasta author Jens Meiners (Atlanta)
How long-term-compatible is electromobility actually? The residual value prospects of most electricians are rather bad. Also because customers do not trust the lifespan of the batteries. As the example of Nissan Leaf in the USA shows, not entirely wrong.
For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. More information, if the EU Commission rushes back a bit: the abolition of the combustion engine is not off the table. Electric cars are ideal for many people, it is called it. Because hardly anyone traces long distances. So it was propagated a decade ago when the Nissan Leaf came onto the market with one of the first mass-produced electric cars. But what happened to the cars from back then?
Nissan Leaf was initially successful in the USA
To find out, let’s take a look at the USA. There the car was introduced earlier and sold in much larger quantities than in Germany. After the presentation in summer 2009, 20 went.000 pre -orders, To date, over 150 in the United States.000 units sold. In Germany, sales only exceeded the 1,000 units per year in 2016 and were usually around a tenth of the US figures.
Steven Lang Used Nissan Leaf: Early specimens have to struggle with extreme deterioration in the battery capacity, US dealers complain
He was and is not cheap, the Leaf: In the 2011 model year, at least 32 had to be made for a copy.$ 780 change owners. For a few thousand dollars less, for example, there was the SUV Nissan Murano with its 3.5-liter V6. Or a Ford Mustang V8. In Germany, it was even more steeply: Stolze 36.990 euros were due in the market launch – one year after the USA -.
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But according to NEFZ, the 24-kWh battery and an 80 kW/109 hp/109 hp engine were up to 175 kilometers, and even in the US. The battery should be full again on the quick charging station within 30 minutes.
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175 kilometers were promised
Now, however, it turns out that the promised performance no longer remains in use after years. Steven Lang, car dealer in Atlanta, Georgia and founder of a long-term quality index with a database of over 2.7 million vehicles, points to the partly catastrophic drop in performance of the batteries there.
There is largely consensus among owners that an exchange of the batteries is not worthwhile – a problem that also exists in Germany. In February 2020, the website reported electric car news.net from cost estimates of up to 22.050 euros for an exchange battery for a 2016 leaf.
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The bitter truth for many owners of these once expensive electric cars is that they are still suitable as a replacement for bicycles or golf caddies – or as a car for beginners whose parents want to strictly narrow down the radius of action of the offspring.
Only suitable as a golf cart?
A devastating picture – not least in view of the fact that old cars with an combustion engine are neither struggling with a drop in performance nor with restrictions on the reach – and theoretically still possible for many decades. Auto expert Lang, who achieves about 10 percent of its sales with electric cars, does not fundamentally reject e-mobility: he believes that the more flexible vehicle architectures and the acceleration experience will convince many customers. But he also sees how the cars prove themselves in everyday use. In conversation with GTSpirit, he chats out of the sewing box.GT Spirit: In what condition are the Leafs after 5, 8 or 10 years?Steven Lang: Last but not least, it depends on how much they were exposed to the heat. Atlanta is located in the south of the United States and has relatively high temperatures and humidity, at least from late spring to early autumn. The five -year -old Leafs usually still have 70 to 85 percent battery capacity, depending on whether they stood in a garage or outside and how often they were driven. The 8 year old models are in far worse condition because of their other battery architecture. And most of the 10 year old Leafs that I see at auctions are as good as dead.
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There are 55 to 80 kilometers of range in older electric cars
How much range do the older cars actually have?In a 2013 model it is usually between 55 and 80 kilometers, although I have seen a lot less.If the expiry of the charging capacity is a leaf-specific problem or, for example, affects early Teslas?Teslas is much better because battery architecture, software and cooling are much more modern. The cooling system of the Leaf is not sufficient for warmer areas.
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What are the early Leaf with their small reach for at all?There are people in the metropolitan areas who hardly move outside a radius of 10 to 15 kilometers. Such a car could still work for them. But the continuous deterioration of the batteries will ensure that this too only works for a few years.
Tesla can do it better
What kind of car is still paid for?I have never managed to sell a leaf with less than 9 out of 12 beams of battery capacity. That corresponds to 67 to 75 percent.What happens to the older cars?Many of them end up in the so -called "Wholesale Heaven" and are thrown on the large dealer auctions. I assume that many others are somewhere in garages and are only used by their owners for a limited extent.Has improved somewhat over the years?The one built into "Lizard"-Battery lasts significantly longer, and that’s why you could actually install them in the first generation vehicles to keep them running. It is sad to see me how Volkswagen is exhausted, for example, to keep diesel on the street, while Nissan simply ignores the problems.
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