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Nissan Leaf Electric On Sale In Australia

Nissan s new Leaf hatch is now on sale in priced, as revealed late year, at $51,500.

On sale since late 2010, the has been a long-time coming for buyers, with only a few taking part in the car s 2011 programme.

The arrival of the Leaf a significant step forward for Australia, joining Mitsubishi soon to be joined also by and Renault — as one of the few global to offer an electric vehicle on the market.

Nissan Australia Bill Peffer says the is just the first shot in the s electric arsenal, describing its EV range as a major part of s zero emission future.

The company has partnered with company Origin as its preferred of charging services, which that Leaf buyers have the option of having s charging equipment installed in garage.

Other providers, as Better Place Australia and have been rolling out own charging infrastructure over the few years.

Mechanical Package

The is powered by an electric motor produces 80kW and 280Nm of — that s more than the 2.5 litre six-cylinder engine in Nissan s Maxima 250

Maximum speed is around There s a driving range of up to 170 and a full battery charge take around eight The Leaf, however, can regain up to 80 charge in just 30 minutes.

for the electric motor is drawn a 24kWh lithium-ion battery comprised of 48 compact modules to accommodate flexible installation and weight distribution, while greater storage space for

The Leaf features independent suspension with a stabiliser bar in and, at the rear, a torsion arrangement with an integrated bar.

Steering is controlled by a electric power steering and braking is managed by power-assisted vented disc and solid disc brakes.

The braking system also regenerative braking technology, more energy to the battery and contributing to the car s driving range.

on an all-new dedicated EV platform, the measures 4445 mm long, mm wide and 1550 mm tall. The car on a 2700 mm wheelbase, and its kerb is listed at 1534kg.

Interior (front/rear mm)

Head room 105/95

Leg room —


Hip room — 130/127

room — 138/133

room — 60

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Rear storage capacity is at 410 litres with the 60/40 seats upright, an 680 litres the seats laid flat.

Standard features include a multi-information display, satellite rear-view camera, aux/USB/iPod and steering-mounted controls.

There is push-button start, climate cruise control, rain-sensing LED headlights, chrome door aerodynamic external mirrors and 16-inch aluminium-alloy wheels.

The fabric is made with recycled materials. Recycled are also used for the back trim, roof trim and carpeting and a number of other pieces such as the door and centre console storage

The Leaf also features a that can determine if the vehicle is enough charge to reach the destination (based on satellite input), instantly searching for charging stations.

The on-board computer will sync-up with a smart This enables the charging to be monitored and started/stopped remotely, as as allowing the air-conditioning system to be before the driver enters the

Standard safety features electronic stability control Dynamic Control), Anti-lock System (ABS), Electronic force Distribution (EBD) and Assist (BA).

Airbags dual front airbags, and front-passenger seat-mounted airbags and curtain airbags for the front and seats.

The Leaf has yet to be given a safety rating by the Australasian New Car Program, but its Euro NCAP organisation has awared the car a five-star

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