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The is fun to drive because it is so very from driving a traditional, car. Like all electric the 2013 Nissan Leaf is quiet. So quiet, in fact, Nissan worked with a of groups to design and build a generator that operates 1 mph and 18 mph, to warn visually pedestrians that a car is nearby.

At over 18 mph, the car is loud on its own to be heard.

The electric motor tons of silent torque to get from stoplights, and still has of power for 40-70 mph passing And it will go faster than 90 mph on roads. If your goal is getting the absolute most out of battery charge, the instruments help you all the way, including one at the top that first completes a and then grows virtual as you drive.

The weight of the batteries can be on winding roads. Transient how the car behaves in hard left-right-left lane-change maneuvers, is not nearly as as that of the Chevrolet Volt. is front-wheel drive.

The operating of the Nissan Leaf are a 600-pound, lithium-ion battery pack up in a series of four cells to a and 48 modules, for a total of 192 batteries in the made for Nissan by its battery NEC of Japan. It uses a combination of ion, manganese and graphite to an 80-kilowatt electric motor, produces a modest but adequate 107 and a peppy 207 pound-feet of torque.

Leaf gets an EPA-rated efficiency equivalent (MPGe) of mpg city/highway rating and an estimated of 75 miles.

Introducing the 2013 LEAF:

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The Nissan Leaf is an four-door compact car that five. When it debuted for the model year, it was the first all-electric vehicle to go on sale in the with a starting price of than $30,000. With electric cars nipping at the s heels, Nissan has introduced a new model for 2013 that at just $28,800.

The 2013 Leaf is assembled at Nissan s in Smyrna, Tennessee, whereas and 2012 models were in Japan.

LEAF is an acronym for Low Automobile of the Future. A 24 kWh lithium-ion pack powers an 80-kilowatt motor, good for 107 horsepower and 207 of torque. Improvements to the 2013 include improved aerodynamics, efficient regenerative braking, and vehicle energy management, in better Environmental Protection numbers to the tune of 130/102 City/Highway energy efficiency rating and an EPA-estimated range of 75

By comparison, the 2012 Leaf was at 106/92 MPGe with an range of 73 miles. Also, the EPA its methodologies this year for EV range, so the Leaf s improvements are significant than the numbers Under the old system, the 2013 Leaf would have an EPA range estimate rating of 84

As with all electric vehicles, the range will vary on driving style, speed, temperature and battery age.

In to improved efficiency and the new entry-level the 2013 Nissan Leaf a new 6.6-kW onboard charger, is optional on the base model and on upper trims. With it, the Leaf can fully charge in four hours using a fast charger, about the time it took previously. new standard and optional features are on the 2013 Leaf across all levels.

The Leaf is a zero-tailpipe-emissions the tailpipe bit is important, since no is truly zero-emissions when and distribution (and, in this charging) are taken into The Leaf uses partially materials in the fabric upholstery in the mid-level SV trim, made in from recycled water It also uses a range of wood and plastic recycled and materials in its interior and exterior

Nissan claims the Leaf is the production car ever built, and is 94 percent recyclable.

Like alternative fuel vehicles, the qualifies for federal, and in some state and/or local tax The benefits of owning this of vehicle may not all be measured in dollars and however. Some states HOV high-occupancy vehicle stickers for and hybrid vehicles, which access to coveted carpool even when the driver is For those who slog through traffic twice a day, perk could bring relief.

Although it s wise to keep in that in crowded cities Los Angeles, the congested commute don t move much faster.

were practically nonexistent the Nissan Leaf debuted, but automakers have stepped up electric vehicle offerings. include the Ford Focus Mitsubishi iMiEV, Honda Fit EV, and ForTwo EV. Forthcoming electric include the Chevrolet Spark EV and an version of Mercedes-Benz s newly CLA-Class.

Those who have commutes or who suffer from anxiety might also a plug-in hybrid such as the Volt, Toyota Prius Hybrid, or the new Ford C-Max

Walk Around

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Because is crucial when it comes to design tends to be less by and more by wind tunnel. and engineers took great to make the Leaf as aerodynamic as in order to achieve the least of drag, and subsequently, the maximum of range.

We think the Leaf is cute, with a combination of Nissan and French Renault ideas inside and out. It is not a car, even though it small. EPA rates it bigger 100 cubic feet inside, it as a compact car.

Leaf s electric charging terminal resides in a hatch in the Those raised headlamp that stand proud off the fenders were designed to the air into two paths, so that the two would go around the outside mirrors as quietly as possible. A low-noise treatment was done to the

The big mouth on the bottom carries air into the motor compartment interestingly, Nissan has made the area look like a four-cylinder engine and 12-volt The slippery shape, which a completely flat bottom, a wind-tunnel coefficient of drag of 0.29, among the best of all because aerodynamic drag power and creates unwanted

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Interior Overview

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Inside, the is simple, clean and modern, the instrumentation packaged in a beautiful array of center, left, and modules.

The interior boats space than it might from the outside. Six-foot-tall and passengers will have leg- and headroom, and the seats are and well fitting. The tilt wheel is comfortable to use, but it does not telescope.

Plenty of comes into the car thanks to the windows and narrow pillars, also aids visibility.

Cargo space in the Nissan measures 24 cubic-feet with the seats in place, or 30 total with the 60/40-split rear folded flat.

Special include a large speedometer, temperature, power meter, energy, capacity level, and an ECO mode indicator. The palm-sized shifter offers Park, Neutral, Drive, and one more to the rear, Eco mode, which how the throttle and brakes work to the best possible mileage from the battery. The Leaf system is programmed to show all public charging stations as as a continuously updated circle of range overlaid on the nav map.

is a separate screen for charging to take advantage of low electricity at night, and a climate control screen.

On SV and SL trims, the Leaf a system called Carwings, a application that can check of charge, charging status, a command, and a remote switch to the heating or cooling system. It can tell the driver if the charger has inadvertently or deliberately disconnected.


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compact more affordable and in America.”

The 2013 Nissan comes in three versions: the new Leaf S, as well as the Leaf SV and SL.

Leaf S ($28,800) comes cloth upholstery, automatic control, pushbutton start, windows and door locks, front and rear seats, manually adjustable driver s and four-way manually adjustable s seat, heated leather-wrapped wheel, tilt steering trip computer, 60/40-split rear seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, four-speaker with CD player, satellite capability with three-month USB port and auxiliary jack. wheels are 16-inch steel. equipment on the S includes the Charge ($1,300), which bundles the 6.6 kW fast charger with a charge port for a full in about four hours, or half the time.

The package also includes a camera, a smart safety

Leaf SL ($34,840) includes above plus leather a cargo cover, HomeLink automatic LED headlights, foglamps, a solar panel, and a quick-charge Options include the Premium which bundles an upgraded audio system with a Around View monitor.

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