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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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 Leaf, Tesla 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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