500 Miles in a Day in a Nissan Leaf
We set out to drive 500 miles in a day from the Waitrose eco-store in
Bracknell in a Nissan Leaf following the Ecotricity Electric Highway at
Welcome Break motorway service stations. This is our story.
Nissan LEAF production B-roll (Battery,Motor,Inverter,Vehicle) 2011
Nissan LEAF production B-roll (Battery, Motor, Inverter, Vehicle)
NISSAN UNVEILS "LEAF" - THE WORLD'S FIRST ELECTRIC CAR DESIGNED FOR
AFFORDABILITY AND REAL-WORLD REQUIREMENTS
Event ushers in a new era for Nissan and a new era for mobility
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled Nissan LEAF, the world's first
affordable, zero-emission car. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion
battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that
comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100
miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.
Slated for launch in late 2010 in Japan, the United States, and Europe,
Nissan LEAF ushers in a new era of mobility -- the zero-emission era. The
car is the embodiment of Nissan's radical, transformative vision for the
future and the culmination of decades of investment and research.
"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."
Key characteristics of the LEAF include:
1. Zero-emission power train and platform
2. Affordable pricing
3. Distinctive design
4. Real-world range autonomy -- 160km (100 miles)
5. Connected Mobility: Advanced intelligent transportation (IT) system
The "LEAF" name is a significant statement about the car itself. Just as
leaves purify the air in nature, so Nissan LEAF purifies mobility by taking
emissions out of the driving experience. Pricing details will be announced
closer to start of sales in late 2010; however, the company expects the car
to be competitively priced in the range of a well-equipped C-segment
vehicle. Additionally, Nissan LEAF is expected to qualify for an array of
significant local, regional and national tax breaks and incentives in
markets around the world. As an added benefit, because the vehicle has less
mechanical complexity than a traditional gasoline-powered car, Nissan LEAF
is designed to be friendly to the wallet as well as to the environment.
Nissan LEAF is powered by laminated compact lithium-ion batteries, which
generate power output of over 90kW, while its electric motor delivers
80kW/280Nm. This ensures a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that
is in keeping with what consumers have come to expect from traditional,
Unlike internal-combustion engine (ICE) equipped vehicles, Nissan LEAF's
power train has no tail pipe, and thus no emission of CO2 or other
greenhouse gases. A combination of Nissan LEAF's regenerative braking
system and innovative lithium-ion battery packs enables the car to deliver
a driving range of more than 160km (100 miles) on one full charge*. (*US
Extensive consumer research demonstrates that this range satisfies the
daily driving requirements of more than 70% of the world's consumers who
And, Nissan's approach makes charging easy and convenient. Nissan LEAF can
be charged up to 80% of its full capacity in just under 30 minutes with a
quick charger. Charging at home through a 200V outlet is estimated to take
approximately eight hours -- ample time to enable an overnight refresh for
consumer and car alike.
The engineers and designers behind Nissan LEAF worked to create a
competitively priced real-world car that would enable Nissan to lead
mobility into the zero-emission era. To ensure comfort, spaciousness and
cargo capacity, Nissan LEAF employs a completely new chassis and body
"Our car had to be the world's first, medium-size, practical EV that
motorists could afford and would want to use every day. And that's what
we've created. The styling will identify not only Nissan LEAF but also the
owner as a participant in the new era of zero-emission mobility," said
Masato INOUE, Product Chief Designer.
Nissan Leaf 2013 acceleration 0 - 100 km/h
This is the 2013 Nissan Leaf accelerating from 0 - 100 km/h in 10.1
seconds. This car has a electric engine which produces 110 bhp. I think
this is a god car for city driving, and it has a bad range. I where driving
to my cabin, which is 60 km and i had 10 km left when came up to my cabin.
I would never buy a car like this.. But funny driving electric car, where
is the sound? Tesla is so much better in every ways!
Filming with my GoPro HD Hero 2 in 1080p. Enjoy;)
2013 Nissan Leaf Drive - A Real World, Full-Day Driving Experience
Thanks for checking out my video! This video is a real world example of
the Nissan Leaf's performance in a typical daily commute situation. You
take a tirip with me as I drive the Leaf throughout the day, from the
initial drive in to work, going out to lunch, heading to the gym after
work, and finally heading home. I go over the features of the
radio/navigation/information system and talk about a few other features of
the call. I even get into politics and religion for a bit near the end.
Just a recap of the beginning and final numbers,
Miles Driven: 49
Starting Range Estimate at 100% Charger: 79 miles
Ending Range left after daily driving: 29 Miles
Estimated range was only off by 1 mile.
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DC Fast Charging a Nissan Leaf in Tennessee
Jonathan Overly of the East TN Clean Fuels Coalition recharges his Nissan
Leaf at a DC Fast Charger on I-75 in Athens, TN. This is an ECOtality
Blink DCFC unit, one of about 8 locations that have DCFCers in the 'TN
Triangle' between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Cracker Barrel
also has another ~8 locations in that triangle that have L2 Blink units.
Chevy Volt vs. Nissan LEAF
There's a lot of controversy comparing the Nissan LEAF to the Chevy Volt,
but it all has to do with whether or not the Volt is truly an electric car,
or whether it's a hybrid. But let's set their powertrains aside for the
moment. John McElroy just got a chance to test drive both cars, back to
back, and here's his impression of what the they're like.
Owners Review 2013 Nissan Leaf
My review of my 2013 Nissan Leaf
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2013 Nissan LEAF Drops Major New Beats with Bose Energy Efficient Series Sound System
REPORT: Nissan LEAF Drops Major New Beats with Bose Energy Efficient Series
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2013) -- The all-electric Nissan LEAF may be known
for being quiet on the outside, but now it's boomin' on the inside with the
first custom-designed Bose® Energy Efficient Series sound system available
on the 2013 model that goes on sale this month.