What is Nissan LEAF?
- A car that runs on 100% electricity, an energy source that can be made cheaply and ecologically.
- A car that charges while you sleep, while you shop, while you work.
- A car that embraces recycled materials.
- A car so vastly original, it will change the way we build, drive and think about cars for years to come
The new LEAF offers you the most exciting, practical and stylish way to own an Electric Vehicle. Powered by compact lithium-ion batteries for fast-charging and a range of approx. 175 kilometres, the LEAF is intelligently designed 5 seater family car with regenerative braking, ultra-smooth aerodynamics and even low energy headlights.
The new Nissan LEAF has the performance of a 1.6 litre petrol-engine & can be recharged to 80% battery capacity in around 25 minutes from a fast charging point
There will be just one version of Nissan LEAF available in Ireland fully equipped with features such as 16″ Alloy Wheels, fully automatic Climate Control, Satellite Navigation, Cruise Control, a Rear Parking Camera and a Quick Charge Socket. Safety equipment such as Driver, Passenger, Side and Curtain airbags will be standard along with Electronic Stability Control. Equipment will also include the very distinctive LED headlamps which is a first for Nissan.
Innovative smart phone connectivity will allow an owner to control many elements of the LEAF’s functions remotely – including tell the car when to re-charge, to heat or cool the interior of the car before starting a journey and many more remarkable features.
The Satellite Navigation on the LEAF can connect directly to a Global Data Center via the Telematics System giving owners updates on charging points, driving patterns, etc.
Power comes from the 80 kw AC motor which develops 280 Nm of torque, enough for a maximum speed of more than 140 km/h. Thanks to the near instant response from its 80 kw electric motor, Nissan LEAF offers startling performance from a standstill. Furthermore, this performance is delivered in near silence with no vibrations.
The electric motor is “fuelled” by a laminated lithium-ion battery with a power output of more than 90 kw. The 48 module battery is mounted under the seats and floor of Nisasn LEAF, thus ensuring a low centre of gravity for near roll free cornering with excellent ride comfort. The battery is produced by Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), Nissan’s joint venture with electronics maker NEC.
A full charge delivers a potential range of 175km which will satisfy the daily driving demands of most customers. Global research indicates that the average daily mileage for 80 percent of the world’s population is below 100km and below 50km in Japan and the UK.