Car Review of the Nissan Leaf by The Stig (Ben Collins)
Some say he's a former SAS soldier, Others say he's from Bristol. All we know is, He's called the Stig. Oh wait, He's just Ben Collins.
2 things Top Gear hate in the same video: Electric Cars and Ben Collins.
Ben Collins or The Stig reviews the Nissan Leaf.
Ben Collins - The Man in the White Suit
The Stig gets his kit off and reveals how he came to be Top Gear's iconic
racing driver and so much more - including what it's like to thrash an
Aston Martin DBS, train for the Army and face the terror of Jeremy
When the Black Stig disappeared off the end of an aircraft carrier in 2003,
we were introduced to The White Stig. faster. Stranger. Harder to keep clean. And
ever since, millions have wondered -- who is The Man in the White Suit?
They're about to find out.
Ben Collins caught the car the bug young, kicking his dad's boss in the
balls for not giving him a company Jag. This was the attitude that
eventually led him to spend seven years sharing a cabin with Jeremy
Clarkson's underwear, James May's PhD thesis and Richard Hammond's
hairspray. Because he is The Stig.
Now he tells all about life inside the iconic white helmet. What it's like
to guide a blind ex-RAF officer around the Top Gear track; pit a drug
dealer's Mitsubishi Evo against a Trojan tank; set a Vauxhall Monara
against Chloe the dancing Ninja; and race double-decker Routemasters
against bendy buses. Not to mention all the inside stuff on how the show's
amazing driving sequences are made.
He also reveals how he got to be there -- setting
a Dunsfold lap time faster than
Michael Schumacher's. Breaking records with the best of the best at Daytona
and Le Mans.
It's an awesome story, told by an amazing man.
Test Drive of the Nissan LEAF - Seattle
Nissan recently brought the near-production model of the LEAF all-electric
car to Seattle to give reservation holders a chance to go for a test drive.
It's a pretty sick car, can't wait until I get one in December.
The fastest way to charge your Nissan Leaf without power supply
When you talk about electric cars the first thing people are concerned with
is the range and how to get the batteries charged when you run out of
power. So Leafplan set out to find a new way of charging a Nissan Leaf: by
towing it behind another car and braking to charge the car.
The Nissan Leaf has brake regeneration which means it charges itself during
braking. So in theory you can charge the car by braking while you are being
towed. However, the Nissan Leaf manual states you 'shouldn't tow an
electric car with four wheels on the ground'. The Nissan dealer was a bit
sketchy about why that was so we set out to prove the theory and made this
As you can see in the video it really does work! However there are some
small differences. Because the car is being towed the range computer thinks
it's driving ultra economical and calculates the range according to this.
So the range the computer calculates isn't the actual range which you will
have when you drive the car, it's about 33% less.
However, the car does charge itself while braking, and actually does a very
good job. It's about as fast as a fast charger charging the car. You have
to be careful though not to overdo the braking; charging only happens in
the first phase of braking if you overdo the Leaf will start to use the
regular brakes resulting in very smelly brake pads ;-)
Leafplan is a project in The Netherlands set out to find the practical use
of the electric car. From how to get a charge point at your house to actual
range calculations and experiments like charging the Nissan Leaf while
being towed is all part of this year long experiment. On
http://www.leafplan.nl/english you can find more information and follow the
Leaf via Google Maps, check out the battery life, range and charge stats
live from the car, and see live video directly from the car!
Nissan Leaf review from Consumer Reports
The Nissan Leaf is the first mainstream electric car sold in America. It is
pleasant to drive but its short range and long recharge time limit
flexibility. Visit our guide to alternative fuels for more information on
the Nissan Leaf: http://bit.ly/oaTyWy
Nissan LEAF Test Drive
Lyle Dennis, founder of GM-Volt.com test drives the Nissan LEAF electric
car in Manhattan.
2011 Nissan Leaf Review
Here's a quick review i did at the Drive Nissan Event in South Florida. The
Leaf is awesome! 100% electric and under $32,000.00. I was surprised to see
the size of the car; about the size of a Toyota Matrix. Hope you enjoy the
I shot this video jusing my Canon 5D mark 2 and my Kodak Zi6. I did all my
audio with a pair of Audio-Technica Pro 88w/t
Top Gear: The Stig talks!
Made for 'Veronica Vibes', we went backstage at Top Gear. And although the
BBC press chief didn't like it, we got our interview with...The Stig
(camerawork by Martijn de Vré and Chilo, thank you Mirco)
First look at 2013 NISSAN LEAF
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Nissan LEAF electric vehicle production process detailed
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has started production at its Oppama facility for
the all-new 100% electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF, which is slated to go
on sale in December in Japan and the United States, and from early 2011, in
select markets in Europe. In November, the company will begin exports to
the United States, followed by shipments to Europe in December.
"This is a significant milestone, not only for Nissan and the
Renault-Nissan Alliance, but also for the entire automotive industry," said
Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn at the Nissan LEAF offline ceremony.
"Consumers are clear. They want sustainable and affordable mobility...and
the Alliance is leading the way with cars that deliver exactly that, with
the reliability, excitement and performance that consumers demand. The
high-quality, innovative Nissan LEAF will radically transform what
consumers expect from automobile manufacturers worldwide."
Nissan LEAF will be produced at the Oppama Plant along with popular
gasoline models such as Nissan Juke and Nissan Cube. Part of the assembly
line has been modified to mount battery modules at the stage of production
where fuel tanks are traditionally installed, and motors and inverters are
mounted at the point where engines are installed in gasoline-powered
vehicles. Production quality and efficiency are assured by applying the
Nissan Production Way (NPW) in every step of the assembly process.
Nissan LEAF's lithium-ion battery modules are manufactured at the
Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) operation in Zama, Japan, which
is a joint-venture of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and NEC Corporation. The
battery module, which contains 4 battery cells, are assembled at Zama and
then shipped to the Nissan Oppama facility, where 48 of them are assembled
into the electric car's battery pack.
Hidetoshi Imazu, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, said, "Oppama
will serve as the 'Mother Plant' for the production of Nissan LEAF. We will
use all of the know-how and learnings from Oppama to ensure the highest
quality at all sites that manufacture Nissan EVs."
Sites for future production of Nissan EVs include Smyrna, Tennessee, in the
United States and Sunderland, England, in the UK.
The Oppama plant has an annual production capacity of 50,000 units. Nissan
LEAF will start production at Smyrna in late 2012 and at Sunderland in
early 2013. At full ramp up, Smyrna will have an annual production capacity
of 150,000 units, and Sunderland will have a capacity of 50,000 units.
Nissan LEAF is the first 100% electric, zero-emission vehicle to be
produced for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Nissan, together with its
Alliance partner, Renault, aims to be a global leader in zero-emission
mobility. To date, the Alliance has signed 80 partnerships for
zero-emission mobility with governments, municipalities and companies
Nissan Leaf reviewed - What Car?
Read the What Car? Leaf review
The Nissan Leaf is easy, fun and comfortable to drive. It's roomy enough
for a family, and it costs peanuts to run.
The very nature of electric motoring (range limited to a maximum of about
100 miles, eight-hour charging time) means that the Leaf won't suit many
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2011 Nissan LEAF Electric Car Test Drive & Car Review by RoadflyTV
We finally get some time in the all new, 100% electric car the Nissan LEAF.
The first widely available electric car is capable of driving about 110
miles on a charge. The electric motor produces 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of
torque. The LEAF can be plugged into any conventional home electric outlet
to be recharged.
The LEAF handles a lot better than expected and it's acceleration was
pretty impressive too. It actually felt quick off the line due to the
availability of all 207 lb-ft of torque the second your foot hits the
accelerator. Rumors are that the 0-60 MPH time is about 10 or 11 seconds.
We didn't have time to do an official test unfortunately but it felt a lot
quicker than that to us.
As far as gas mileage goes. The EPA has rated the LEAF at 99 MPG. Wow!!!
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Will the Nissan LEAF Fit Strollers and Carseats?
http://BusyMommyMedia.com was given a 100% Electric LEAF for a few days to
put it to the test and determine whether or not it really could be used as
a family car.
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