The electric Nissan the Leaf released from January 2016 a new set of batteries of 30 kWh of capacity an increase of 50 km at its approved autonomy now 250 km. Nissan continues to improve electric vehicle hundred percent. The Leaf went on sale in 2010 and the new generation arrived in showrooms just three years later. Now after the same interval of time Nissan update again but now with the new set of batteries as the most important development.
Behind the old battery 24 kWh lithium ion capacity remaining to accommodate new 30 kWh which according to Nissan improved 50 km autonomy and at the same time benefits. The interior space occupied by batteries under the rear seats has not been altered. Yes it has changed however the weight of these with 21 kg more. The electric range approved the Nissan Leaf is now 250 km by 200 km of the current model; ie 26 percent more.
He speaks Japanese manufacturer changes the design of battery cells and the introduction of new chemicals in the electrodes such as carbon nitrogen and magnesium. Such is the security in your new set of batteries that increases the Nissan warranty to eight years or 160000 kilometers.
Recharge possibilities remain unchanged: in a normal household outlet public chargers or quick chargers that recharge up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
Moreover it brings a new map of charging points with the possibility of knowing whether they are occupied a new navigation system an app to locate the vehicle when parked digital radio receiver and maintenance notifications car . And all this from the touch screen of 7 inches.
Aesthetically the changes are very small: of time Nissan has just confirmed a new antenna on the roof and new colors for the body such as bronze. In Spain it will be available in the finishes 'Acenta' and 'Tekna'. Prices not yet known but its sales will begin in January 2016.
The 'brother' of the Nissan Leaf the Renault Zoe also renovated in 2015: where appropriate released new engine and new electronics. In his case even with a battery of 22 kWh of capacity electric range 2014 is approved.
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