The Nissan Leaf is a mid-size hatchback electric car produced by Nissan Company. The name 'LEAF' is a reverse acronym composed of 'Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car'. This five-door hatchback was introduced in the United States in December 2010. However, it first was unveiled in 22 North American cities in October 2009, when Nissan conducted the Zero Emission Tour. At every tour stop, visitors could view the vehicle and find out information about the zero-emission driving and its benefits as well. The Nissan Leaf is all-electric car that produces zero greenhouse gas emissions as well as tailpipe pollution during operation, and minimizes dependence on petroleum, since no gas is required. The Nissan Leaf was awarded with 2010 Green Car Vision Award and the 2011 European Car of the Year Award.
The Nissan Leaf is equipped with 80 kW AC synchronous engine powered by 24 kWh lithium-ion battery. A front-installed electric engine paired with the single speed direct drive is rated to provide up to 120 hp. Nissan ensures the car top speed to be over 93 mph. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds. The lithium-ion battery pack includes 48 modules. Every module consists of four stacked and air cooled laminar battery cells that provide specific energy of 140 Wh/kg. The control module and the battery weight is 300 kilograms. In view of its heavy weight, the battery pack is mounted below the the rear-seat compartment keeping the gravity center as low as possible. Assembled by Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, the Leaf is provided with eight years guarantee under normal use.
All-electric Nissan Leaf is equipped with a standard and quick charging receptacles, 3.3 kW on-board charger and 120 V portable trickle charging cable. It requires 20 hours to fully recharge the discharged battery from a standard household outlet (120-volt, 15 amp) in North America. The battery can be charged in 8 hours from a 220/240-volt 30 amp supply, that can provide 3.3 kW on board charger. As per the United States electrical regulations, a 240-volt charging stations are required to be permanently wired to an AC outlet. Nissan selected AeroVironment to supply 240 V home charging station and installation services for the Nissan Leaf in North America.
In the United States the Nissan Leaf is offered in the SV and the SL trim levels. An advanced navigation system and smartphone/Internet connection are available in SV trim. The SL trim level includes such Leaf parts as the automatic headlights and fog lights, rear view monitor, and solar panel spoiler. A home charging station is optional. All-electric hatchback has five seats and can normally cover up to 100 miles. The swooping design of the Nissan Leaf is recognizable as something different. A low hood is sandwiched between two unique V-shaped headlights, which reduces wind noise and drag. The Nissan Leaf interior parts are simple and elegant. The vehicle represents advanced generation that set new standards in styling and functionality, efficiency and advanced technologies. This kind of vehicle surely requires exquisite accessories and parts to be enhanced with!
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