Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan Leaf EV

The Nissan Leaf EV, often known as LEAF in simplified form, is a compact, five-door hatchback battery electric vehicle (BEV) manufactured by Nissan. According to Nissan, the Leaf’s battery pack has grown by 55%, resulting in an increased capacity of 62 kWh. A 160kW/340Nm electric motor is propelled by it.

In addition the 100kW Quick charging system would guarantee that the charge is finished quickly. The Leaf’s ride height has also been raised due to its 16-inch wheels. It has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with door-to-door navigation and a smartphone-synced door-to-door navigation feature for convenient driving.

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With the aid of a speed that the driver has preset, ProPilot, an in-lane semi-autonomous driving system, can automatically change the distance to the car in front of it. Additionally, the driver may benefit from using this feature to assist with steering and lane centering. In the event of a sudden stop from the car in front, ProPilot will apply the brakes. Another advantage for it is e-Pedal, which allows the driver to only use the throttle to start, accelerate, decelerate, and stop the vehicle. Additionally, it facilitates smoother operation and improves pedal feedback.

Nissan Leaf EV charging

The time taken to charge Nissan Leaf depends on the type of charger or charging station, battery charge level remaining, etc. There are mainly three ways to charge the Nissan level and it is categorized as three levels.

Level 1

The cheapest option is Level 1 electric car chargers, which are often included when customers buy a Nissan Leaf. Plug-in level 1 chargers are used with regular wall outlets. They are also the slowest EV chargers that are currently available. About 8 kilometers of range may be added to a Nissan Leaf at a Level 1 charging station each hour. The greatest usage for this kind of charging station is overnight use at home.

Level 2

In comparison to the normal Level 1 chargers included with the purchase of your Nissan Leaf, Level 2 charging stations are an upgrade to the standard level 1 charger.  An electrician can help you install a Level 2 charger in the user’s house. The  Nissan Leaf battery may be fully charged at a normal Level 2 charging station in about 4 to 8 hours.

DC Fast charging

Across the nation, EV owners can utilize DC Fast Chargers, which are public charging stations for electric vehicles. The Nissan Leaf has DC Fast Charging capability, although not all electric vehicles can be charged using these types of chargers. The  Nissan Leaf can be charged in about 30 minutes if there is a DC Fast Charger nearby.

Charger levelTime taken to charge
Level 1 (120 volts)8 kilometers of range per hour
Level 2 (220/240 volts)4 – 8 hours
DC Fast charging30 minutes
Estimated charging times change based on the surrounding temperature, the battery’s state (empty or half full), and the rate of charging. The rate of charging could be restricted by the car.

Range

A 40 kWh lithium-ion battery drives the Nissan LEAF S, which has an EPA range of up to 239 kilometers. While the Nissan LEAF SV PLUS are powered by a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery, which has a range of up to 341 kilometers.

Nissan Leaf price

The price of the Nissan Leaf in India will start at roughly Rs. 35 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi), but it could change based on the variant and features offered in the model designed specifically for the country.

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