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 Post subject: Battery swaps / upgrades
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:58 am 
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Hi fellow eGolfers!
I'm coming from the Nissan Leaf forums, I am currently starting a garage that does service/swaps/upgrades the battery on Nissan Leaf Gen1 models. However, I have already gotten questions from eGolf owners, looking to replenish their degraded batteries. So here is my question,

Is it possible to do battery swaps on the eGolf?
Does it require coding of the VCM, same as Leaf?
Is it possible to do battery upgrades on the eGolf? (-> 35kWh)?

Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: Battery swaps / upgrades
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:53 am 
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I've yet to see a single report of anyone attempting much less performing a battery swap on the e-Golf.

Given the narrow the price difference on the 2019 vs. 2015/2016 right now, it would make no financial sense to do so even if possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery swaps / upgrades
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:41 am 
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johnnylingo wrote:
I've yet to see a single report of anyone attempting much less performing a battery swap on the e-Golf.

Given the narrow the price difference on the 2019 vs. 2015/2016 right now, it would make no financial sense to do so even if possible.


Agreed, the price of the battery alone makes it a no brainer on an e-Golf. Not viable option, yet.

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