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NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Tekna 80kW Auto

Nissan Leaf

Like it or electric vehicles are the future, or at our immediate future. The Nissan is the first we will see that has designed from the ground up an internal combustion engine in Steve takes a trip in a to the future.


It’s hard not to get up in the hype surrounding our burgeoning vehicle market. Fast to 2013 and BMW will have its new i-series EVs. Mitsubishi have entered Pikes with a full EV and will be another electric-powered small car on the Colt-replacing ‘concept small’ and even Ferrari will be the brand’s first hybrid.

Meanwhile, Nissan’s Leaf vehicle will either be the token corporate greenery of or an overpriced compact hatchback. I’d it’s both.

Unlike the offerings. Nissan’s first electric vehicle for the global is a vehicle designed from the up without an internal combustion in mind. This isn’t the vehicle to be designed in such a fully electric personal is actually centuries old — the vehicle to crack 100km/h was powered.

Nissan has been with EVs now for two decades, so it has a good on the technology.

Key to modern EV applicability is not technology — finding a voltage, alternating current capable of spinning the Leaf’s 16” is easy — it’s all power supply. New Zealand is the majority of our electricity production is sustainably by hydro-dams. Unlike dependent on coal power this means we’re of the eight ball before we to plug cars in, rather fill them up.

But the other side of that is a compact and suitably powerful of storing energy inside the The answer, currently, is Lithium Ion

The Leaf has 48 of them. The battery located under the floor, to occupant and luggage space also maintaining a low centre of and increasing body rigidity, of those 48 modules, each one diagnosable with specific equipment and replaceable for improved Nissan suggests the battery retain 80% capacity after 10

Lithium ion delivers a far higher over a traditional lead battery — 80kW of is delivered to the 280Nm motor adding tonnes of weight.

At the Leaf offers just a range in between charges 8-hour charges overnight at or as regional infrastructure allows, 30 three-phase quick charges). will make it a very sell, even to the most motorist, when it hits the next year. The technology is as it is (no pricing has been released but expect the Leaf to be around hence it being more for businesses keen to be portrayed as greenies, rather than effective family transport.

NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Tekna 80kW Auto

That’s to be expected however; all starts out expensive. It’s and ongoing reductions in cost are by early adopter sales and the news is, while oil-based is becoming more expensive, energy is becoming more

Also to be expected are the weird, looks, but beneath the styling, the 95% Leaf is pleasingly every bit as as a Qashqui. Luggage capacity is acceptable, five adults can sit comfortably, there’s five-star and you can connect your phone and thanks to that ground up EV philosophy, there is no compromise to the space. While the range has, er, a long way to go, acceleration is a rival for the typical compact offerings.

In fact ,if this was a two-litre car acceleration would be arguably

From outside the vehicle a faint artificially-generated hum that’s louder at lower speeds for the of the blind, that relatively and potent performance where torque is developed instantly is than just a novelty.

I like it. But like moist I won’t be buying one. My requirements exceed what EVs are capable of, for now the whole of life of an affordable petrol hatchback more sense and unlike a with a big fleet, I have no for buying and flouting my environmental

Make no mistake, you’re at the future and Nissan’s Leaf EV is the compromised yet. But for now, I’m OK the Earth’s resources and still money to eat, thanks.

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