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Fresh the Johannesburg International Motor (JIMS) last month, LEAF electric vehicle is apparently also making if the reported public interest is to go by.

This is despite the fact the one bump in the road on the EV’s to the market is its price a hefty 000. This though, a 3-year or 100 000 km mechanical warranty and or 90 000 km service plan. Nonetheless, to Nissan South Africa’s marketing manager for electric and new technology, Ross Garvie, the of both the media and general at JIMS was “overwhelmingly positive.”

He asserted that the South public is ready to begin this new form of mobility, he pointed out was in line with global markets where is already “extremely popular.”

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The company explained the fully electric drivetrain, features a 24 kWh Lithium-ion battery linked to a front-mounted 80 kW electric allows for smooth and silent Additionally, the EV boasts a punchy 254 Nm of which kicks in the moment the pedal is depressed.

A switchable eco driving mode is as standard which reduces sensitivity and mimics the driving of conventional vehicles. According to this also encourages driving habits to maximise the driving range.

As befitting its the vehicle appears to have designed from top to bottom to be friendly. For example, an aerodynamically-sculpted exhibits special features LED headlights for efficient energy use at along with eco-friendly with low rolling resistance and a design.

Furthermore, the LEAF sports a spoiler with integrated panel, which feeds the 12-volt battery with power in order to minimise the of ancillary systems like the audio system — on the battery pack.

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Charged battery

Keeping the batteries up is also a simple, cost-effective and process, with a fully-charged pack able to power the LEAF for a distance of up to 195 km. Every comes with a home unit which allows the to fully charge conveniently from empty in eight directly via the main electricity

Additionally, Nissan announced drivers will be able to in to a quick charge unit at one of the nine Nissan LEAF in Gauteng which form of phase one of Nissan LEAF in South Africa. Each features a specialised Nissan quick charge station enables an 80% charge from in just 30 minutes, a facility is free of charge for Nissan owners. Cape Town and EV dealers will follow in the rollout phases in 2014.

Final thoughts

Considering the price of petrol still to pound the general users’ income into the ground, and the that the strain on the environment appear to be lessening, the LEAF’s may just have arrived.

are the first manufacturer to retail an EV in Africa and after meticulous and strategic pilot programmes Eskom. the Technology Innovation and Department of Environmental Affairs, we the Nissan LEAF is reaching the South African consumer at the time,” concluded Garvie.

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