The 2019 Nissan Leaf e-Plus Will Get Air-Conditioned Battery Cooling, Not Liquid Cooling

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When the 2018 Nissan LEAF launched with a 40-kilowatt-hour battery pack and no thermal battery management, many questioned Nissan’s engineering decision. When #Rapidgate happened, those who had criticized Nissan’s engineering decision felt vindicated — and hoped that Nissan wouldn’t make the same choices for its promised longer-range Nissan Leaf e-Plus.

Now we’ve learned that Nissan’s long-range LEAF (with a 60 kilowatt-hour battery pack) will not come with liquid cooled battery pack as expected — but with an active air-cooled battery pack instead.

But what does this mean — and what does it mean for Nissan in the future?

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