There are places state side for the leaf battery swap and repair. Bosch made the Fiat's pack so we'll there hasn't been much need of an aftermarket.So I've been casting a wider and wider circle, and it seems that Roberts Fiat in Meriden, CT does service the cars. They're also buying 500e's in CA and reselling them at their dealership. Just thought I'd throw that out there in case there's somebody up that way looking for service, I can save them the trouble of calling around. Don't really think that will work for me, though, it's 100 miles away.
What I am surprised by, though, is that it's already been a good number of years and there's no cottage industry of independent repair shops that you can take your car to. Guess it's because most of the BEV's are Tesla's and nobody is going to take their Tesla to a neighborhood repair shop.
There used to be a site that showed you where the independent mechanics were, but last time I checked, there was EVWest, somebody up in Montreal and somebody, if memory serves, in VA or NC. That was it. I couldn't easily find that site, just now, so I guess there's not really anybody else.
I wonder if Rich Benoit would know of somebody else.
Saw a youtube piece, the other day, about a guy that takes his Leaf to a shop in England to get a bad cell replaced. He says it was a 2 hour job, no big deal and the car is back to normal. didn't sound like it was that expensive
How come there's no place to have that done stateside, that I know of?
That would make owning a 500e so much easier.