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Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

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Make Nissan
Model LEAF
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine electric

Nissan unveiled their LEAF concept car on the 2nd August 2009. The concept is a zero emission vehicle which utilizes electrical power for propulsion. The LEAF is scheduled for production in 2010, and the vehicle will initially be launched in Japan, the United States, and Europe.

"Nissan LEAF is a tremendous accomplishment – one in which all Nissan employees can take great pride," said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn. "We have been working tirelessly to make this day a reality – the unveiling of a real-world car that has zero – not simply reduced – emissions. It's the first step in what is sure to be an exciting journey – for people all over the world, for Nissan and for the industry."

The LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults, and offers a rather sedate (but still useful) 90 mph top speed.

The Nissan LEAF is powered by laminated compact lithium-ion batteries, which generate power output of over 90kW, while its electric motor delivers 80kW/280Nm. The battery can be topped up to 80% of its full capacity in under 30 minutes when using a dedicated fast charger. Charging through a 200V outlet takes around 8 hours.

The Nissan LEAF features an exclusive advanced IT system. Connected to a global data center, the system can provide support, information, and entertainment for drivers 24 hours a day.

The dash-mounted monitor displays Nissan LEAF's remaining power – or "reachable area" – in addition to showing a selection of nearby charging stations.

The Nissan LEAF's frontal styling is characterized by a sharp, upright V-shaped design featuring long, up-slanting LED headlights. The shape of the headlights have also been designed to split and redirect airflow away from the door mirrors, thus reducing wind noise and drag. And, the headlights provide yet one more benefit in that they consume just 10 percent of the electricity of conventional lamps, which helps improve the LEAF's range.

Source: Nissan

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