Features, technology and performance of the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle
Most Common Questions
The Nissan LEAF can go up 160 km on a full charge.
Starting from a depleted battery, Level 1 charging will take ~18 hours. For Level 2, the charge time is ~7 hours. Level 3 will take 26 minutes to achieve 80% of battery capacity.
For the 120V Level 1 charging it is 12 amps and for the 240V Level 2 charging it is 30 amps. Level 3 charging will use 80 amp three phase - but this type of charging will mostly belvailable in commercial locations.
You can program the car to charge whenever you like. Most people will charge overnight at off-peak times like their cell phone.
Based on the Canadian average of $0.12/kWh, a full charge will cost about $2.88. It could be even less, if your area has time-of-use rates and you charge at off-peak hours.
The battery is actually located under the seats. It has been tested for impact safety and is automatically disconnected from the vehicle on deployment of any air bags.
Braking will be regenerative to help maintain battery charge and optimize driving range.
Approximately $38,300 minus an $8,500 rebate from the Ontario Government.
The Nissan LEAF was designed to be almost fully recyclable at the end of its life.
The components of the battery can be reused, recycled, resold or refurbished. Nissan is working on potential opportunities for this.
The impact of producing the battery and the Nissan LEAF is less than or equal to the impact of producing a similar internal combustion engine car.
Yes - you will be able to control heat and A/C functions through timers, an internet tool, and via smartphone.
Most fluids associated with engines are eliminated (i.e. motoroil, transmission fluid, etc). It will have brake fluid,washer fluid, and water cooling jackets on the two drive motors.
Yes, the rear camera is available.
Yes, cruise control is available.
The Nissan LEAF will go 144 km/hr.
The Nissan LEAF's NAVI system will be able to show you charging locations along your route where service is available.
LED headlights and taillights. LEDs use far less power than conventional lights.
The Nissan LEAF has a small solar panel on the rear spoiler to help charge the 12V accessory battery.
The design of the car and battery system is to main a constant temperature of the battery in all weather conditions. It is safe from leaks and overheating.
No - hydrogen vehicles use hydrogen combustion or fuel cells. The Nissan LEAF is 100% electric and rechargeable.
No tailpipe! The Nissan LEAF runs on 100% electricity, wh ile a hybrid uses a combination of electricity and gas.