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November 24, 2009

Review and by Paul Williams


Los Angeles, California Although of electric vehicles began way in the 19th century, it turns out solving the riddle of battery-powered is a 21st century challenge.

specialty electric vehicles the LEAF is a five-passenger, four-door car of design. Its range on a full is 160-kilometres, and it can be charged overnight in driveway via a 220-volt outlet same type of outlet by clothes dryers). According to research conducted by Nissan, the daily range satisfies the of 70 per cent of the world’s drivers.

Nissan LEAF. Click to enlarge

The LEAF has plenty of and cargo room, a complete of occupant amenities and safety and performance that will up with, or exceed, most on the road (0 -100 km/h in than 10 seconds; top speed of 140 for instance). Additionally, it is 99 per cent

Mr. Ghosn is convinced that will respond to the availability of a that uses no gasoline, is priced, attractively designed and the same everyday practicalities as a fuelled car. The “zero produced by the LEAF is an “added according to Mr. Ghosn. “There are no emissions because there is no he points out.

Nissan LEAF. Click to enlarge

However, Nissan not see the introduction of the LEAF in isolation development of the infrastructure that electricity. Mr. Ghosn suggests recharging EVs will mostly place, during off-peak and that the initial production of 500,000 LEAFs globally in is a quantity that will impact existing infrastructures.

Although the LEAF is clearly an breakthrough, some will its restricted range and extended times, not to mention the safety and of its battery. To this Mr. Ghosn that the LEAF represents a step in mass EV transportation will lead to further and advancements.

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Consequently, as the scale of the EV increases, the cost of components the battery will fall with its size and weight) output is expected to increase. times, likewise, should get over time.

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will naturally be concerned the effectiveness of the lithium-ion battery in as conventional batteries lose power when the temperature Mark Perry, Nissan’s of Product Development, says the LEAF battery doesn’t power until minus 20 Celsius, and that even temperatures fall below point, the power loss is a few per cent. However, the battery be challenged in winter by extensive use of the heated seats, heated and rear-defroster, all of which are typically not during the warmer months air conditioner, in comparison, is more than the

heater, requiring less to operate).

In any event, range will be in the winter, although it still may be for daily requirements without a charge.

Concerning the battery, may wonder what happens if the in their LEAF is made by a better model. A wrinkle on ownership is that the battery be leased to consumers, rather owned by them. The plan is to owners to retrofit more batteries as they become with the old batteries recycled.

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