Nissan LEAF EV 2010 revealed, coming next year in America

Posted on Monday, 3 August 2009 , 02:08:53 byEmil

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Nissan LEAF EV 2010 revealed, coming next year in America

Nissan LEAF - new electric-auto with zero-emission was just revealed by Carlos Ghosn – the CEO of Nissan. The unit will be debuted next year in United States, Europe and Japan.

8 hours approximately is the charging time on a 200V basic outlet. But, the clients can opt now for the fast-charger DC 50kW, that recharges in less than half an hour its batteries up to eighty %.

The hatchback medium-sized, which comfortably takes on 5 adults, has 208 lb-ft peak torque and runs with lithium ion cells (electric motor) making 80 kW (107-hp). Nissan LEAF, on a complete-charge presents a range of driving of 100 miles speeding up to 87 mph. 'Nissan LEAF is a tremendous accomplishment - one in which all Nissan employees can take great pride' said Carlos Ghosn – the President and CEO of Nissan. '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'.

LEAF's key characteristics include:
1. 0-emission power train, platform
2. Affordable cost
3. Distinctive design
4. Real-world range autonomy - 160km (100 miles)
5. Connected Mobility: Advanced IT (intelligent transportation) system

'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 the Product Chief Designer - Masato INOUE.

'The IT system is a critical advantage' says Chief Product Specialist - Tooru ABE. 'We wanted this vehicle to be a partner for the driver and an enhancement for the passengers. We also wanted this vehicle to help create a zero-emission community, and these IT features will help make that possible'.