Pages with tag Nissan Leaf
- 2011 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: At a Glance: 2011 Nissan LEAF(TM) - A New Era of Mobility Begins With "No Gas, No Tailpipe" 5-Passenger EV
- 2011 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: Gallery: 2011 Nissan LEAF(TM) - A New Era of Mobility Begins With "No Gas, No Tailpipe" 5-Passenger EV
- 2011 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: Overview: 2011 Nissan LEAF(TM) - A New Era of Mobility Begins With "No Gas, No Tailpipe" 5-Passenger EV
- 2018 Nissan Leaf makes North American Debut
- Nissan Leaf E+ joins worlds best selling electric vehicle family
Nissan Leaf spyshots helps Transport Evolved make educated analysis
A Transport Evolved viewer in Europe happened upon a Nissan Leaf in the wild, that happened to be at a charging station, shared the pictures with the show, letting them make educated guesses about the car. The Nissan Leaf still has dual charging ports, still sporting CHAdeMO, but the AC charge port was larger implying that Nissan a switch to the Type 2 port for Europe instead of the J1772 port. Doing so will make the Leaf more compatible with Europe's charging infrastructure.
The other detail is that this car seemed to allow a maximum 160+ miles range, implying it has a 40 kiloWatt-hour battery pack. Hurm... is Nissan going to wait on offering the 60 kiloWatt-hour battery size required for a 200+ mile range?
The competition is over what? Will more market share be had with a lower priced car that still offers a significant range boost? What if a 160-180 mile range 40 kWh Leaf can be bought for significantly less than the 238 mile range 60 kWh Chevy Bolt EV or the Tesla Model 3? Would that mean more Leaf buyers because it's much less expensive?
On the other hand, Nissan has long talked about offering multiple battery pack capacities, and has shown promo videos of a Leaf with a 60 kWh pack. It's far more likely that Nissan will offer both 40 kWh and 60 kWh capacities on the Leaf.
- Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2019 LEAF: The Nissan Leaf is still one of the most affordable electric cars available. However, how can one justify a Leaf when for about the same price GM offers the Chevy Bolt with a larger range. Having a 150 mile range in the Leaf is a big step forward over the 72 mile range on the 2011 Leaf, but the competition has a 238 mile range for not much more. Surely this is why GM is selling more Bolt's than Nissan is selling Leaf's.
- Nissan teases picture of new Nissan Leaf: The 2018 Nissan Leaf is supposed to be a big jump forward. That would mean a jump in battery capacity well beyond the 30 kWh Nissan currently sells, and perhaps other improvements. Today Nissan released this image which doesn't show us much other than a redesign in the headlight assembly. Big whoop. We wanna know real important stuff. Yes, this headlight assembly is important for aerodynamics. The strangeness of the current LEAF headlight assembly is due to aerodynamics. But that's kind of a secondary thing, what we need to know is the characteristics of the vehicle, the price range, the charging system, the capabilities, the cargo capacity, etc.