Nissan has announced that it will be taking the positive step of retrospectively expanding the LEAF battery warranty of the over 10,000 European owners who purchased the original Nissan LEAF since its introduction.
The newly expanded LEAF battery warranty provides coverage to owners against battery capacity loss below 9 bars during the existing warranty term.
With this expansion, Nissan warrants that the Lithium-ion battery will retain a capacity of at least 9 out of the 12 bars as displayed on the dashboard gauge for 5 years or 100,000 kms, whichever comes first. Full terms and conditions of the changes to the warranty will be communicated by letter to customers in the next month.
The enhancement to the existing warranty applies to the over 10,000 Nissan LEAF have been sold in Europe with 93% of customers stating that they are “Very” or “Completely” satisfied with the pioneering 100% electric family car.
The new European-made Nissan LEAF will go on sale from June 2013 across Europe and will also benefit from the battery state of health warranty enhancement.