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Original Leaf

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 best selling electric vehicle in its class.

New Nissan Leaf

new nissan leaf
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With the arrival of the new Nissan Leaf in 2017, it bought with it a new vision. Its design while different still contained the all electric motor, with beautiful interior. A familiar ,yet upgraded vehicle for the next decade.


Of course batteries are an integral piece of any electric vehicles and the Nissan leaf in Japan is not different. However it did feature 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 allows it to be much more competitive is the EV market place. 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 introduced a 150kW motor. This increased power output by 30 percent over the Japanese variant.


Japan is quite advanced with their electric car initiatives. They introduced the new Nissan leaf with the capability of 2 types of charging.

These chargers included the regular 6.6Kw plug which works mainly in the US and Japanese markets. The second was the CHAdeMO 50 KW charging infrastructure.

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Electric car technology and innovation is leading the way towards becoming the only car decision moving into the future. This transition will not be easy for most but Nissan seems to be moving forward quite strongly. the over all evolution of motor vehicle transport.

The introduction of the EV has allowed for greater use of technology. This has lead to The Leaf having greater flexibility with regards to power, due to the enhancements of the battery pack within the 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 manufacturers with the introduction of their Pro-pilot system which includes lane keeping and auto park. Just as other manufacturers have introduced similar technologies Nissan is moving forward into the future with its own version of the same.

These are the beginning of a Nissan’s steps towards full autonomy and will challenge the status quo of driving into the future.

If you wish to understand further Nissans steps towards the future of motoring please follow the link below.

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