New version of the Nissan Leaf will receive a larger 30 kWh battery (25 percent larger than the previous version of the battery), 155 miles (250 kilometers) of range, new colors and other cool stuff.
9/25/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1
Good news. One of the best-selling vehicles in the world - Nissan Leaf – is getting a 30kWh battery pack update.
The new powerful battery will extend range up to 155 miles (250 kilometers) – even more than was predicted – and will make 2016 Nissan Leaf favorite in its class.
Well, it seems that all-new Leaf will definitely be a big thing.
Let’s talk about the legendary vehicle more.
2016 Nissan Leaf
New Leaf is the next-generation model with improved battery and range (current Leaf has an 84-mile range from a 24-kWh pack).
With 25 percent larger battery, the vehicle delivers a longer range with no compromise on the internal packaging.
Additionally, improved battery is not the only one improvement.
The vehicle has the same exterior dimensions as existing 24kWh unit and only a modest 21 kg increase in weight - available on Acenta and Tekna trim grades.
A brand-new Leaf goes significantly further while offering the same practicality and usability as previous versions.
A few more words about the battery
The LEAF’s new 30kWh battery key to the new battery’s higher performance is an update to its internal design and chemistry.
The introduction of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Magnesium to the electrodes improves performance while the change to the cell layout also contributes to the gain.
Definitely, Nissan is so confident about the performance and reliability of the new 30kWh battery that the capacity will be covered by an eight year, 100,000-mile warranty.
Recharging the LEAF’s new 30kWh battery is as easy and stress-free as it is with the current 24kWh unit. Just as with the current LEAF, customers will be able to recharge from their homes, from public chargers, or from the network of fast chargers (3 phase, 400V).
*Nissan Motor Corporation aims to build a network of superchargers all around Europe and the U.S.
One of the LEAF’s most useful features is its ability to interact with and be controlled remotely by its owner via Nissan Connect.
From being able to check charge status to pre-heating the cabin on cold winter days, owners across the world have used this advanced smartphone-enabled telematics facility to make life even easier.
Nissan Connect not only brings greater comfort, but also improves driving range, thanks to the ability to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin without using battery energy.
The LEAF 30 kWh also introduces a significant update to this unique technology with a new Nissan Connect system that replaces the previous Carwings setup. It retains all the acclaimed elements of the original system and adds new features, a much-simplified activation process, and a new design.
One of the many advances of the new Nissan Connect system is the new charging map that is capable of showing which charging points are available and which are being used. Designed to offer seamless integration with the new-generation Nissan Connect infotainment system, it features maintenance alerts, revised navigation system, and a vehicle-finder facility.
Nissan Connect infotainment system
Like all Acenta and Tekna models, 2016 LEAF models are equipped with the latest evolution of the brand’s acclaimed Nissan Connect infotainment system.
The system features a new interface and digital radio receiver and also offers a capacitive 7-inch touchscreen that allows owners to zoom in and out of maps and flick between menus just by moving their fingers on the screen.
Moreover, the LEAF 30 kWh introduces a number of subtle exterior design changes, including a new roof-mounted aerial along with the availability of a new color – Bronze.
The 2016's exterior is virtually identical to the 2015 model, aside from some new colors with names like Forged Bronze, Coulis Red, and Deep Blue Pearl.
Price and production
2016 Leaf will go on sale in December 2015 and will cost around $35,000 (31,000 euros) without delivery charge and tax incentives.
Well, the price is not really cheap, but we still think that Nissan Motor Corporation will
manage to sell an enormous number of this vehicle.
30kWh battery and 155 miles of range look really appealing, so there will be tons of customers.
Good luck with this one.
Paul Willcox, Chairman, Nissan Europe said: “The LEAF, the best-selling EV in the world, just got even better. And up to 155 miles opens the world of EV to thousands of drivers across Europe who before just weren’t completely confident that an EV would work for them. This extra range will make LEAF ownership an easy first choice, for many, many more drivers.”
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