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Original Nissan Leaf

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The original Nissan leaf was released in 2010. Its popularity became well known among many famous people world wide and it sold over 400000 vehicles. It was at the time the nest selling electric vehicle in its class.

New Nissan Leaf

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The introduction of the new Nissan Leaf in 2017 bought with it a new vision of what the Nissan leaf could be. The design has changed some what but the all electric motor with beautiful interior that is familiar and homely will help to being those already in love with the car to the newer generation of the car.

The initial offering of the Nissan leaf in Japan featured a 40kWh battery pack and promoted a range of 243km (151 mi) on a single charge. The electric motor produces 110kw (147hp) and 320Nm of torque. This makes it quite competitive is the EV market place. However when the Nissan leaf was introduced to the US market in 2019 it stepped up the features and introduced the Nissan Leaf e+. This featured a larger battery pack of of 62kWh with a greater range of 364km(226mi) of range. the motor was also improved and was introduced as a 150kW motor increasing power output by 30 percent over the Japanese variant.

One of the most important parts of any electric car is the charging infrastructure. As Japan is quite advanced with their electric car initiatives they introduced the new Nissan leaf with the capability of 2 types of charging. The first was the regular 6.6Kw plug which works mainly in the US and Japanese markets with adapters in the EU markets. The second was the CHAdeMO 50 KW charging infrastructure. These options of charging give greater flexibility to the consumer in regards to time taken to charge and variety of chargers now available.

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Electric car technology and innovation is leading the way towards the over all evolution of motor vehicle transport. The introduction of the EV has allowed for greater use of technology as the car has greater flexibility with regards to power due to the battery pack within the electric car. This has allowed for improved computer technologies and sensors that allow new cars to drive with less intervention and greater safety behind the wheel. Nissan is no different from the other far manufacturers by the introduction of their Pro-pilot system which includes lane keeping and auto park. These a the beginning of a Nissan’s steps towards full autonomy and will challenge the status quo of driving into the future.

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