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62011 Nissan Leaf was "tortured" to make it safe

2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

3Production of Nissan Leaf battery pack now underway in Japan

Nissan Leaf battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery

18Plug-in 2010: Nissan announces Leaf rollout plans, 8-year battery warranty

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

86WSJ: Nissan Leaf profitable by year three; battery cost closer to $18,000

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

85Report: Nissan Leaf battery pack costs only £6,000 ($9,000) or $375/kWh!

If a report in the Times of London is accurate, it would go a long way toward explaining Nissan's claims that the Leaf electric car will be profitable at just $33,000. The report, which focuses mainly on Nissan executive Andy Palmer, states that the 24 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack for the EV costs only £6,000 (about $9,000) to produce. That works out to just $375 per kWh, a figure that no one else in the industry is currently claiming is possible.

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