The Nissan Leaf Test Driving the Nissan Electric Car

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The Nissan Leaf

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I recently Windsor motors in Cork to drive the Nissan Leaf car. The Nissan Leaf is the all-electric production car from a manufacturer and it is creating quite a bit of . so I had to get my hands on one! Hopefully I can try one out for an period of time in the future but it to be quite a challenge even for me to get one in Ireland at the moment!

***adsense_pagetop1.shtml*** The one thing about electric being made by the major is that you do not have to travel country just to find They are now just down the in your local dealerships. is one HUGE advantage to publicising cars to the masses and hopefully it most people think about electric when go to buy a car.

So on the first day we showed up to test the unfortunately by the time we got there it had run out of charge! There are so many looking for a test drive by the time we got there it was finished for the There is a fast charger in Nissan dealerships with the now but when we were there it had yet to be set up.

A charger can charge the batteries to 80% in 30 but a normal charger of 220/240V take about seven

So we went home and came the next day to a fully charged Leaf ready to test. One of the things you notice is the big touch where the radio should be. It is with features such as sat energy use statistics, battery and a pretty cool rear which comes on when reversing.

It can also show you where all the charge stations are on a map which can be handy when you are running low on in an unfamiliar area.

The leaf an electronic handbrake and once is off you just pull the little where the gear stick is back into drive and off you go. away you can feel the difference in As I took off down a straight of road I could feel a smooth instant acceleration you really do not get from an ICE (Internal Engine) car.

The 80kW motor in the Nissan Leaf 280Nm of torque to give you great acceleration.

What I also feel was how the Nissan car is so much like any other car. When you are cruising at a steady pace you start to about the fact that in a state of the art electric car and it feels just any other automatic This can have its advantages and too.

***adsense_pagemiddlewrap.shtml*** The drive from the car is not the as it feels a bit more soft sporty which would be my However this may appeal to drivers as Nissan seem to be a point that the Leaf is as luxurious as any petrol or diesel car

The max speed of the Nissan Leaf is over 140km/h and seeing as the max on a motorway in Ireland is 120km/h is more than enough for any

In the back seats you may notice your feet rest a higher than in the front. is because the batteries are kept your the seats and the footrest. are 48 modules of laminated li-ion which can output more 90kW of power. The low position of the gives the car a lower centre of and helps the ride of the car.

Nissan claims that batteries will still 70-80% capacity after 10

There is only one version of the Leaf available in Ireland. with the sat nav and rear parking it has 16” alloy wheels, cruise climate control and of course LED to save on the energy used up by all extras!

I think that Nissan have done a job of bringing electric cars to the It remains to be seen how well will do with the Nissan

Unfortunately most people seem to see it either as a novelty or as a risk at the moment with people fearing it will obsolete in a year or two like an expensive old iPhone.


This will always be a that people will to get around if they are truly about a cleaner, more friendly future and many manufacturers will find a big challenge to tackle.

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