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AddDongfeng mulls idea of using Nissan's battery technology for its own electric vehicles

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

AddPlug-in 2010: Nissan says "we are very comfortable" with Leaf battery warranty level

Following his announcement of the Nissan Leaf's 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty during the plenary session at the Plug-In 2010 Conference this morning, Nissan North America's executive vice president Carlos Tavares spent some time with reporters answering our questions about just what this means for Nissan and Leaf buyers. We asked the first question that came to our mind when the warranty details (such as they are at this point) were revealed, namely, how much more might this cost Nissan than Gen

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

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

AddReport: 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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