Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE -

FIVE years and more than 35,000 Euro­pean sales since the launch of Nis­san’s all-elec­tric LEAF, pro­pri­etary data shows that 99.99 per cent of its bat­tery units re­main en­tirely fit for pur­pose. Nis­san says the find­ings will si­lence naysay­ers who, in 2010, claimed that “bat­ter­ies would need to be fully re­placed af­ter three years,” or that “high­mileage LEAFs would ex­pe­ri­ence a no­tice­able drop in bat­tery ca­pac­ity in the first year of own­er­ship”. In fact, the fail­ure rate of the bat­tery power unit is less than 0.01 per cent — or just three units in to­tal.

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