Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 Nissan LEAF Review

Sentenced for launch in late 2010 in Japan, USA and Europe, Nissan magazines herald a new era of mobility - a time zero emissions. The car is the incarnation of Nissan's radical, transformative vision for the future and the culmination of decades of investment and research.

"Nissan LEAF is a great achievement - is the place where all employees can be proud of Nissan," Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says. "We have worked tirelessly for this day a reality - opening the car's real world, which is equal to zero - and not simply to reduce emissions -. It 's the first step is certainly an exciting journey. - All the people around the world , Nissan, and industry "

Key features of the Nissan LEAF include:

* Power transmission and emission-free chassis

* Affordable

* Unique design

* Talk range in the real world - 160 km (100 miles)

* Connected Mobility: Advanced Intelligent Transportation (IT)

The "Leaf" the name is an important statement about the car itself. Just let the fresh air of nature, then the foliage cleans Nissan mobility taking emissions out of the driving experience. The award will be announced shortly before the end of 2010 sales, but the company expects that the car is competitively priced in the range of a well-equipped C-car segment. In addition, Nissan magazines should be eligible for a number of important tax credits local, regional and national incentives in markets around the world. As an additional benefit to the vehicle because there is less mechanically complex than a traditional gasoline car, Nissan sheets designed to be user friendly to the wallet and the environment.

Zero-emission mobility

Nissan LEAF is powered by a compact laminated lithium-ion batteries, which generate energy for more than 90 kW, but the electric motor produces 80kW/280Nm. This provides a very flexible, a fun-drive, which is consistent with what consumers are accustomed to the traditional gasoline car.

Unlike internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles equipped LEAF Nissan Motor has no exhaust pipe, and therefore no CO2 emission of greenhouse gases or others. Nissan LEAF A combination of regenerative braking system and innovative packages of lithium ion battery allows the car to offer a range of over 160 kilometers (100 miles) with a full load.

extensive consumer research shows that this interval to satisfy the daily needs of driving more than 70% of global consumers who drive cars.

And Nissan's approach allows charging easy and affordable. Nissan LEAF can be charged up to 80% capacity in less than 30 minutes quick charger. Charging at home over a 200V outlet is expected to last about eight hours - the time needed for the night refreshes consumer point of view of the car.

Real-World Car

Engineers and designers behind the Nissan LEAF tried to create competitively priced car in the real world, that Nissan would lead to an era of zero-emission mobility. To ensure comfort, roominess and load capacity, Nissan LEAF uses a completely new chassis and body structure.

"Our car was the first mid-sized, practical EV that motorists can afford and I would use every day. And that's what we created. Styling Nissan LEAF not only identify, but also the owner of a new era of mobility participant emissions, "said Masato Inoue, Chief Product Designer.


Even the smallest detail can give enormous power.

LEAF Nissan front style is characterized by a strong, V-shaped with long, up-slanting light emitting diode (LED) using a blue reflection internal design that says "This car is special." But the lights and not make a statement. They are also cleverly designed to divide and redirect the air away exterior mirrors, which reduces wind noise and drag. And lighthouses offer another advantage which means it uses only 10 percent of the electricity of conventional bulbs, helping Nissan achieve autonomy LEAF range of world class.

With bright interior lining, LEAF Nissan creates a comfortable cabin and elegant. One of the environmental issues "Blue Earth" comes from body color color Aqua Globe introduction of the Nissan LEAF. This topic is in the dashboard through lights and blue instrument lighting.

MOVE members of the IT systems

Nissan employs exclusive LEAF advanced IT system. The context of a global data center, the system can provide support, information and entertainment to drivers 24 hours a day.

Mounted on the dashboard monitor displays remaining charge of Nissan LEAF - or "reach region" - in addition to the visual field in the area charging stations.

Another feature was the latest is the ability to use a mobile phone in the air and set the download works - although Nissan has closed newspapers. timer remote control board can also be pre-programmed to recharge the batteries.

"The system is a big advantage," says Abe Tooru, senior product specialist. "We wanted this car to be a partner for the driver and an improvement for passengers. We also wanted this car to help create a community of zero emissions, and these features will help make this possible."


Nissan LEAF is an important first step to establish a period of zero-emission mobility, but Nissan recognizes that the internal combustion engine (ICE) technology plays an important role in the global transport in the coming decades. Therefore, Nissan to make its vision of zero emissions through a holistic approach, which offers consumers a wide range of environmentally friendly technologies to choose from.

For some consumers, the Nissan LEAF is a perfect match, and the only car ever need. For others, the Nissan LEAF is logical to the family of the fleet - the perfect choice for business trips, for example.

Even if the issue is the ultimate goal, the company is committed to ongoing innovation in environmental technologies that increase efficiency and reduce emissions. As a result, Nissan offers a full range of automotive technologies, such as CVT, Idle Stop, HEV, Clean Diesel, and ongoing research and investment in technology FCV.

Partners worldwide

zero-emission mobility programs under the banner of the Renault-Nissan Alliance include partnerships with countries like the United Kingdom and Portugal, local governments in Japan and the United States, and other sectors, for a total of about 30 associations worldwide.

In these partnerships, a major effort focuses on three areas:

* Develop an overall infrastructure costs through public and private investment,

* Incentives and subsidies from local governments, regional and national, and

* Public education is the individual and social benefits of moving to zero emission.

Zero-emission car

ANTA is the first line of Nissan's upcoming RSV, and is an important step towards realizing the vision of the Renault-Nissan's zero-emission mobility. Nissan EV will be the first product to Oppama, Japan, where he planned additional capacity in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. Meanwhile, the lithium-ion batteries produced by Zama, Japan, and the additional capacity is planned in the United States, Britain and Portugal, and other investment sites being studied worldwide.