Yes! I also want to experiment running the coolant from the t-case doubler through a heat exchanger for cabin heat. The electric heater sucks down power from the battery but waste heat doesn't.Are you going to install the electric heater from the leaf into the cruiser?
Yeah that's a great idea. but I want home battery storage that I can drive around... not sure we're there yet.
For what it's worth, I've seen some proposals to use Nissan Leafs as driveable battery banks for storage on 10-100 MWh sized microgrids. We're talking a hundred or more Leafs parked around a large industrial facility where they'd be used on-site to go between areas and then also be used as battery storage. The last proposal like that I saw was a couple years back so maybe it isn't cost effective anymore versus just installing fixed battery storage at that scale.Yeah that's a great idea. but I want home battery storage that I can drive around... not sure we're there yet.
I think with the bigger Leaf storage proposals they expected some large percentage to be plugged in most of the time. It probably wouldn't work so well if you had one electric car you drove away every day when the sun came up and came back when the sun went down.If you drive your battery away every day while the sun is shining, how do you charge it??