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NISSAN LEAF

The Nissan LEAF is short for “leading environmentally-friendly affordable family” vehicle. Introduced as early as December 2010 in its home market Japan and the key USA market. The LEAF is the all-time best-selling EV, with over 220,000 registration up to Q1 2016. The vehicle is available in 2 versions, defined by a 30kWh and 24kWh battery capacity. The LEAF scooped in various awards over its life, including “World Car of the Year” in 2012. At its launch, a battery pack was around $18,000 and in 2015 the cost decreased significantly to around $5,500. Only 0.01% of batteries have failed by 2015.

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NISSAN LEAF SPECS

NISSAN LEAF EV 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 24 30 Battery Nominal rating kWh 21.3 Voltage V Amps Ah Cells 192 Modules 48 Battery Weight kg 218 Cooling Air Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer JV Nissan / NEC Battery Warranty - years 8 Battery Warranty - miles 100000 Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi Battery Electric Range - NEDC km Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 75 84.0 107 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 120 134 171 Electric Top Speed - mph 93 Electric Top Speed - km/h 149 Acceleration 0 - 60mph sec 9.9 Onboard Charger 3.6 Charger Output 3.3 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) LV 3 CCS/Combo kW 44 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 99 115 114 112 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 120 Max Power - kW 90 Max Torque - lb.ft 210 Max Torque - N.m 280 Drivetrain AC electric Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output kW 80 Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km 21.2 18.6 18.7 19.1 MSRP before incentives $29,010.00 $34,200.00 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Wheelbase (mm) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Other Market Class Expected relaunch Safety Level Trims S / SL / SV

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NISSAN LEAF IN THE NEWS

2017 Week 36 - 2018 Nissan Leaf unveiled

Nissan launched the long anticipated 2018 Nissan Leaf on the 5th of September. The Nissan Leaf has been the most affordable, mass production EV in the world since its launch in 2010. The 2018 Nissan Leaf offers a greater range and advanced technologies, making the new LEAF the ultimate electric vehicle according to Nissan. The 2018 LEAF offers a longer range at a lower price – with stronger performance, striking new design and cutting-edge technologies such LEAF’s advanced ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal technologies. The ProPilot can automatically control the distance to the vehicle in front, using a speed preset by the driver (between about 18 mph and 62 mph).

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is built on the Japanese automakers new e-powertrain, called Nissan Intelligent Power, which offers improved energy efficiency and increased torque and power output. The new e-powertrain delivers an exhilarating, linear driving performance with a power output of 147 horsepower, 38 percent more than the previous-generation LEAF. Torque has been increased 26 percent to 236 lb-ft, resulting in improved acceleration. The 2018 Leaf’s 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 150 miles, which should satisfy the daily driving needs of the majority of LEAF owners. The individual cell structure of the laminated lithium-ion battery cells has been improved, representing a 67 percent increase in energy density versus the original 2010 LEAF model. Another improvement on the previous lithium-ion battery pack is the use of enhanced electrode materials with revised chemistry, resulting in higher power density while contributing to greater battery durability upon charge and discharge. Charging time is between 16 and 8 hours depending on a 3kW or 6kW charger.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been added to the infotainment system in cars equipped with the navigation system.

Nissan will also offer a new higher power, longer range version at a higher price for the 2019 model year.

2017 Week 33 - Nissan provides scrapping bonus in Germany

EV sales in Germany are expected to continue its strong performance, supported by initiatives such as that of Nissan which announced that it would offer a scrapping bonus of EUR2000 ($2,348) for buyers converting from ICE vehicles to its Nissan Leaf or a Nissan e-NV200.

2017 Week 29 - New Nissan Leaf here in September

Nissan announced that the new Nissan Leaf would be released on the 6th of September. New EV model releases have become as anticipated and high profile as smart phone releases some years back. With the date nearing Nissan has been releasing teasers about the long awaited new Nissan Leaf. The latest teaser revealed that the Leaf would have an e-Pedal, or for the novice, just one pedal to accelerate and break. Breaking is done by taking your foot off the pedal, activating regenerative breaking. The technology was first used in the Tesla Model S and then in the BMW i3 in 2014. Previous teasers indicated that the Leaf would have some autopilot functionality.

2017 Week 9 - Honda Clarity no match for the Nissan Leaf

Honda is setting itself up for failure with this week’s announcement that the much anticipated mid-sized 2018 Honda Clarity EV will only have an 80-mile range. Despite being a mid-size sedan, with the obvious space benefit it brings, the car will not even compete with smaller compact sedans and hatchbacks, such as the 2017 BMW i3 (114 miles), Nissan Leaf (107 miles) and the VW e-Golf (125 miles). The Honda Clarity EV’s direct competitors in the $30,000 to $35,000 price range, the Hyundai Ionic (124miles) and Tesla Model 3 (200 miles), will put it to shame.

2016 Week 41 - Bumper Year for EV Sales forecasted

1. With the 2016 calendar year quickly coming to and end, it seems from various analysis and reports released this week that it would be a bumper year for electric vehicles. CNBC reported that sales of electric vehicles in Europe would top 500,000 units on the road by the end of the year. Citing a report from non-governmental organization Transport & Environment (T&E) Europe, the second largest market for electric vehicles after China will see an addition of well over 200,000 EV’s sold for the year, a significant improvement on the 145,000 sold in 2015. The Guardian reported that the international electric vehicle stock would be more than 2.1M units by the end if 2016, with the Nissan LeafTesla Model S and BYD’s Tang and Qin being the most popular. Although the EV stock is still only around 1% of total vehicles on the road, it’s now growing 10X faster than traditional combustion vehicles despite low oil prices.

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