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How’s our old Nissan Leaf doing? Let’s talk battery health, running costs, failed washer pump & more

How’s our old Nissan Leaf doing? Let's talk battery health, running costs, failed washer pump & more

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How’s our old Nissan Leaf doing? Let's talk battery health, running costs, failed washer pump & more


A lot of people might tell you a 7-year-old electric car battery should be thrown into landfill so let’s see just how usable the car still is.

I talk to an actual battery expert to get some facts, a minor service from Cleevely EV, I fix a washer pump, and make replacing a headlight bulb seem more complex than it probably is. Also, let’s talk running costs!

A packed episode on a car I really don’t talk about enough.

Special guest stars: Electrochemist, Dr. Euan McTurk and James Coates from Cleevely EV

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Euan McTurk’s Plug Life Television: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlugLifeTelevision
James and Kate: https://www.youtube.com/user/James0852

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Chapters:

00:00 – Intro
01:28 – CarWings
02:57 – Battery health
03:49 – Special guest star: Dr. Euan McTurk, Electrochemist
07:38 – Battery health tips and an electrochemistry lesson
11:05 – LFP batteries
13:42 – And what about cobalt?
14:32 – Trying to get the bar back
15:22 – Running costs
16:27 – Minor service
17:01 – Washer pump
21:09 – Headlight replacement
23:57 – Summary

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