Nissan Leaf electric car How it works

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Nissan Leaf electric How it works

Andrew Heasley

Leaf electric car: How it

Nissan’s new Leaf electric car is as to charge as a mobile phone.

If you how to plug in an electric kettle, a phone or a laptop computer, ready to take on motoring’s new the electric car .

Nissan’s production-ready car, the Nissan Leaf. has a flap like any normal but instead of being mounted on the flank, it’s at the front, the bumper.

There are two sockets below the flap, about the of a tennis ball.

One, smaller, has finer prongs, and with a plug featuring an handle that forms a like a traditional bowser grip. It clips on and a cord from it plugs in at the other end a regular electricity powerpoint. 200V at 15 amps, that a fully charged time of eight hours.

The second socket is larger, and is for high-voltage rapid charging from rapid charge points that Nissan will be established.

This cord is thicker to handle power up to 410v and at 125 amps, charging times to 30 minutes, or to five minutes for an 80 per cent good for up to 100km.

That’s the start of the cleverness.

The power into a new type of lithium ion that Nissan codeveloped electronics giant NEC in Japan.

previous incarnations of electric car were the size of suitcases, the generation units hold the power, Nissan says, shrinking in size to a pack than a reem of A4 photocopier

Each battery pack just 3.5 kilograms, and inside pack are four individual that hold the charge.

cells are flat too which engineer Sadao Miki was in charge of battery development) as one of the breakthroughs.

The cells look a silver-foil covered exercise with two connecting tabs out one edge. Four are packed a lightweight metal canister to a battery pack.

Another for the battery engineers was the use of manganese for one of the Without delving into the the engineers say the manganese is structurally under charge, aiding and it happens to be an element that’s and abundant, helping the battery go mass production.

In fact, battery pack will be by Renault (Nissan’s alliance in its electric cars too.


The batteries are presently made in Japan, but there are short plans to expand production in UK, Portugal and US factories.

Forty-eight battery packs are packed the car’s sandwich floor, 200kg, but the added weight the car’s on-road stability. The is distributed fairly evenly and low, inside the wheelbase.

It means the car is structured on a kind of skateboard.

Thick internal take the charge stored in the to an inverter and then on to an alternating motor which is located the front wheels, under the

An AC motor was chosen over a DC because the energy flow is controllable , engineers said.

to a conventional internal combustion the assembly is about 100kg and there are some significant not required.

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There’s no radiator, oil sump and no transmission (as we’ve come to them) either.

Nissan 80 per cent of drivers in most countries drive between 50 and 100 km a The batteries have been to hold enough charge to 160km between charges. figure is a little academic: a simulated combined highway/city according to the US LA4 standard, and without air turned on.

Nissan engineers the city-only driving range air conditioning running may be about 20 per shorter.

A sophisticated IT system the use of its electric car.

A Nissan data centre monitors the of the cars (wherever you happen to be in the When the car communicates to the centre it’s charged up, the centre automatically issue an SMS-style to your mobile phone, you to its charged status.

From your phone, you can a message to the car to crank up the air conditioning, so the car is before you get in.

You can also program the car via your mobile phone to start charging, so that it up when the electricity tariff is at its cost.

While driving, the range is highlighted in circle on the map the car’s sat nav unit.

To help the range, the car captures kinetic when the brakes are applied, and that to electricity which is fed to the batteries, too.

If your is beyond your current the map displays where the next recharge stations are located.

Of with all electric cars, are no emissions from the car itself, for cleaner, quieter city

But those emissions can be found at the stations that generate the supply, with Australia’s reliance on coal remaining a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

But reneweable, clean power be (from renewable sources and wind, tidal or solar), the future of personal mobility just be sustainable, too.

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