• Nissan Leaf

el.109KM/254 NM (Ode 2013)

(From 2013 about 80kg lighter)

370/720 l (Ode 2013)

Nissan LEAF (Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family car) – electric car developed by Japanese company Nissan, intended for the American, Japanese and European. The production version made its debut December 16th, 2010. Time magazine recognized the car as one of the 50 best inventions of 2009. Price of the car in 2010 was about 30 thousand. euro. The car is manufactured in Oppama plant in Japan. In 2013, will also produced in Sunderland in the UK, and from December 2012 to reduce the price, even in American factories in Smyrne, Tennessee.

The prototype car was based on the platform of Nissan Tiidy. Presented him July 26, 2009. A week later shown the production version.

Leaf is powered by an electric motor with a power of 80 kW/109hp in the range of 2730-9800 rev/min and a torque of 280 Nm in the range of 0-2730 rev/min. Driving range of 160km, weight about 1540kg. Auto Eu version has a top speed limited to 145km/h 0-100km/h takes 11.9 seconds, although in practice it often takes less 1s, approximately 10.5 p first half of 2013 bit modernized drive, less torque 254 Nm is achieved in the range of 0-3000 rev/min, the power of 109hp is available in the range of 3000-10000 rev/min, acceleration to 100km/h is 10.8 seconds, slightly increased range (up to about 200km).

Nissan Leaf has won two prestigious awards. The model has been declared World Car of the Year 2011 and also won the European competition Car Of The Year, making it the first electric car that has received this title.

Approximately two years after the launch of Leaf goes facelift, which includes a number of improvements. In this one the most important change that is new, lighter electric drive system and the introduction of a new version of "S". Updated Leaf was unveiled in Japan, but similar updates appear in the North American variety. Which also will no longer be imported from Japan, but will be built at a new plant in Smyrna, which is located in the state of Tennessee. Production there will start in December 2012, and the sales will come in March 2013. Electric propulsion system got a new or redesigned elements starting with a new motor. This will in future be mounted in hybrid and electric car company Renault-Nissan. According Nissan, more environmentally friendly engine reduces the use of dysprosium (Dy), rare earth metal (RE) by 40% compared to the conventional EV engine. The Japanese manufacturer also says that the new integrated electric motor and a DC/DC converter caused a 10-percent reductions in weight and 30 percent reductions in volume. Through the use of improved battery module and a few light elements new Leaf is lighter by 80kg. In addition, Nissan moved the battery charger from the rear to the front of the car. Thanks to this increased luggage space from 330 to 370 liters. Other changes include lower power consumption, more efficient regenerative brakes, increasing the range to 228km of 142 according to the Japanese JC08 mode. Also added functions such as Hill Start Assist, a new energy-efficient Bose sound system, revised interior trim, there will be new exterior colors: Dark Metal Gray, Brilliant White Pearl and white and new alloy wheel designs. In Japan, the offer will be a new version of the equipment "S", more accessible affordable.