100% ELECTRIC NISSAN LEAF TO CHALLENGE PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB

Posted on 01. Jun, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

06.01.2011

,FRANKLIN, Tenn.

100% ELECTRIC NISSAN LEAF TO CHALLENGE PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB

On Jun 26, a 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF will contest in a 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with maestro Nissan off-road lorry racing champion Chad Hord behind a wheel. The Nissan LEAF will contest in a Production Class for electric vehicles and, other than a dismissal of some interior tools like seats and carpets to make room for reserve equipment, such as a hurl cage, racing seats and reserve harnesses, a LEAF will be really tighten to a proceed it left a factory.

Like each prolongation Nissan LEAF, a Pikes Peak LEAF will be powered by a lithium-ion battery stoical of 48 compress modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous engine that generates 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. However, distinct many of a other vehicles competing during Pikes Peak, a LEAF will have no tailpipe, no glimmer of hothouse gases and will make a stand in nearby silence.

This is another innovative proceed to showcase a fun-to-drive inlet of a Nissan LEAF and prominence that 100 percent electric vehicles perform really good in perfectionist situations like a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, pronounced Ron Stukenberg, comparison manager, Marketing Communications, Motorsports. The present torque accessible from a electric engine creates a LEAF a fun automobile to expostulate and a contentment of corners on a mountain stand will give Chad a possibility to take advantage of that torque.

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be a motorsports foe entrance for a Nissan LEAF, though Nissan recently showcased a Nissan LEAF NISMO RC during a New York Auto Show. The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is designed and assembled as a genuine racing machine, starting with a full CO fiber monocoque bodywork. The three-piece bodywork includes removable front and back sections, bound windows, LED headlights and taillights and driver-adjustable back wing. The powertrain is true from a prolongation LEAF and repackaged to yield a mid-ship chain for a motor, inverter and battery container as good as back circle drive.

The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC will expected make a array proof runs after this summer during several motorsports venues around a world.

Nissan is committed to holding an innovative proceed to showcasing a Nissan LEAF and Pikes Peak is an glorious venue to do only that, combined Stukenberg. Nissan LEAF owners are entirely embracing this new universe of zero-emission technology. We trust a same intensity exists in a motorsports world, and were unapproachable to be one of a initial on a grid.

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With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. A colonize in 0 glimmer mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless general accolades including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year award.

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