Nissan to unveiled Nissan Leaf based on compact hatchback segment to entering the 2013 market by offering an excess on its 2013 Nissan Leaf unique body design and such next level on driving nuances including: an extended driving range, greater recycle ability, more interior space, better charging performance, more equipment and, with three versions now available, greater choice.
Furthermore in addition significant change to the new 2013 Nissan Leaf is the move to producing the car in three different locations: North America, Europe and Japan. In Europe, production will start shortly in Sunderland in the UK, where Leaf will be sharing the line with Qashqai and joining Note and Juke at one of Europe’s most productive car factories. At the same time, the high-tech lithium-ion batteries are already being produced at a new facility nearby on the Sunderland site. Nissan’s innovative Around View Monitor is another technical innovation now found on New Nissan leaf. AVM uses a network of cameras to generate a 360-degree overhead image of the car on the central display, simplifying parking or any difficult manoeuvre.
According to the engine, the 2013 Nissan Leaf has powered the new powertrain is again based around a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor powered by Nissan-designed 48-module compact lithium-ion batteries, mounted underneath the cabin area to lower the centre of gravity for optimum handling. By moving the charger from the rear of the Leaf to under the bonnet, it has been possible to increase the luggage area by as much as 40 litres. Other key improvements to the Leaf’s e-Powertrain include reduced internal friction and a more efficient battery and energy management system and a new i-Key that also controls the charging port cover and cable lock. A more affordable option than a full Quick Charger, some authorities are installing public charging posts already capable of delivering 32 amps output. The adoption of a 6.6kW charger will allow drivers to give their battery a meaningful boost even during a short stopover.
The New 2013 Nissan Leaf, which goes on sale in Europe mid-2013, marks an important milestone in Nissan’s global zero-emission leadership. It will soon be joined by pure electric versions of the award-winning NV200, to be called e-NV200, in both light commercial van and seven-seat combi versions. Development is also underway on a dedicated EV taxi based on the e-NV200. An Infiniti EV is expected in 2015.
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