LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nissan currently denounced a Nissan LEAF e+, serve broadening a interest of a world’s best-selling electric car*1 by charity a new powertrain with additional appetite and range.
The “e+” refers to a increasing appetite firmness of a model’s 62 kWh battery container and a aloft outlay of a powertrain. The new powertrain adds to a car’s operation by approximately 40 percent, with EPA-estimated operation of adult to 226 miles, ensuring that there’s a Nissan LEAF to accommodate a pushing needs of a wider operation of customers.
“The new Nissan LEAF e+ offers all of a style, preference and electric automobile advantages that have helped make LEAF a best-selling electric automobile in a world, and even some-more pushing excitement, range, appetite and choice,” pronounced Denis Le Vot, comparison clamp boss and chairman, Nissan North America. “Customers now have a preference of powertrains and models to best fit their pushing needs.”
The LEAF e+ will be sole underneath a LEAF PLUS Series in a US and Canada, with any trim turn receiving a possess nomination of S PLUS, SV PLUS and SL PLUS. Globally, a automobile will be referred to as a Nissan LEAF e+.
More than 380,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles have been sole globally given a 100 percent electric indication initial went on sale in 2010, with over 128,000 sole in a US. Equipped with modernized technologies including ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous pushing complement and e-Pedal mode for one-pedal driving, a LEAF embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility, a company’s prophesy for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
“Nissan Intelligent Mobility is during a core of all we do and a new Nissan LEAF e+ takes this prophesy even further,” Le Vot continued. “EV’s will play a poignant partial in a product lineup as we pierce brazen and will lead a approach to providing an fit and tolerable destiny for a world.”
Having pioneered mass-market electric cars with a LEAF, Nissan is stability to foster choice automobile transportation. The LEAF family of cars play a critical purpose in Nissan’s efforts to confederate electric vehicles and appetite systems into customer’s lives – formulating an “EV ecosystem.” Among these efforts is Nissan Energy, a company’s beginning for a electric vehicles to simply bond with appetite systems to assign their batteries, appetite homes and businesses, or feed appetite behind to appetite grids, as good as new efforts to reuse batteries.*2
The Nissan LEAF PLUS Series is scheduled to join a LEAF during Nissan dealerships in Japan in Jan 2019. U.S. sales are approaching to start in open 2019 and European sales to embark in mid-2019.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility
The Nissan LEAF e+ represents a step brazen in any of a 3 pivotal areas of a Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision: Intelligent Power, Intelligent Driving and Intelligent Integration.
- Nissan Intelligent Power: increasing operation and performance
The Nissan LEAF e+ facilities a new chronicle of a LEAF’s insubordinate electric powertrain, delivering glorious appetite potency and strong torque and appetite output. While a stream LEAF meets a needs of many business with a pushing operation of EPA-estimated 150 miles, a LEAF e+ offers an EPA-estimated operation of adult to 226 miles, permitting business a ability to do some-more between charges.*3
The high-capacity battery and some-more powerful, 160 kW engine in a LEAF e+ mix to furnish 45 percent some-more appetite and 250 lb-ft (340 Nm) of torque, enabling faster acceleration when pushing during high speeds. Accelerating from 50 mph (80 kph) to 75 mph (120 kph) is scarcely 13 percent quicker. This allows a LEAF e+ to quietly pass slower-moving vehicles, exit corners faster and some-more seamlessly, and combine simply with fast-moving traffic. The tip speed has increasing by approximately 10 percent for gentle cruising.
Thanks to a accessible new 70 kW (100 kW peak) Quick Charging system, a 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ can assign some-more good than ever.*3 Based on early testing, Nissan LEAF e+ owners can pattern identical charging times when bending adult to a 100 kW horse as stream LEAF owners do with a 50 kW charger, notwithstanding a 55 percent incomparable battery storage capacity.
Even with a 25 percent boost in appetite firmness and a boost in appetite storage capacity, a LEAF e+ battery container is roughly a same stretch and pattern as a container in a Nissan LEAF. Other than a 5-millimeter boost in altogether tallness (16-inch wheels), a car’s extraneous and interior measure are unchanged.
Because tenure compensation and assent of mind are pivotal for all Nissan LEAF owners, a battery singular guaranty of 8 years/160,000 km (whichever occurs first) is customary for all versions.
- Nissan Intelligent Driving: innovative ProPILOT Assist facilities and well-spoken e-Pedal operation
Playing a heading purpose in Nissan Intelligent Driving is ProPILOT Assist, an in-lane semi-autonomous pushing record that can automatically adjust a stretch to a automobile ahead, regulating a speed preset by a motorist (between about 18 mph and 62 mph). ProPILOT Assist can also assistance a motorist drive and keep a automobile centered in a lane. If a automobile in front stops, ProPILOT Assist can automatically request a brakes to move a automobile to a full hindrance if necessary. After entrance to a full stop, a automobile can sojourn in place even if a driver’s feet is off a brake. If trade restarts, a automobile will resume pushing when a motorist touches a steering wheel-mounted ProPILOT Assist switch again or simply presses a accelerator to activate a system. All these functions can revoke highlight when pushing on a highway in both complicated and fast-moving traffic.
Further enhancing a LEAF’s pushing knowledge is e-Pedal, that allows a motorist to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop regulating usually a accelerator pedal.*4 To compare a LEAF e+’s additional appetite and increasing mass, Nissan has reprogrammed a e-Pedal program for smoother operation and extended pedal feedback, generally for operation in reverse, and for smoother and some-more fast deceleration, creation it easier to stop a automobile regulating e-Pedal, even when subsidy up.
In further to ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal, each LEAF is versed with modernized reserve technologies including Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Around View Monitor with relocating intent detection.
- Nissan Intelligent Integration: updated interface, incomparable arrangement and accessible updates
The new Nissan LEAF links drivers, vehicles and communities by a accessible graphic-based Human Machine Interface. It allows a owners to use a NissanConnect smartphone app to perform tasks such as monitoring a vehicle’s state of charge, scheduling charging to advantage from optimal appetite tariffs, anticipating a nearest charging station, and heating or cooling a automobile before removing in.
New for a LEAF e+ (on North American and EU models) is a larger, thin-film transistor, full-color 8-inch display, with an updated navigation complement that can be related to a concordant smartphone. The arrangement facilities smartphone-like operation including swiping, scrolling and tapping. Applications, maps and firmware are updated over a atmosphere with a elementary hold of a button, instead of carrying to manually refurbish by USB or during a Nissan dealership.*5
Other new facilities embody Door-to-Door Navigation, that syncs a vehicle’s navigation complement with your concordant smartphone for seamless pushing and walking directions. The Connections underline allows any of a car’s passengers to fast and simply bond to a device within a vehicle.*6
Integration goes over what’s in a automobile and now includes Nissan Energy, a company’s existent and destiny initiatives for Vehicle-to-Grid, Vehicle-to-Building and Vehicle-to-Home connections, generating solar electricity, as good as reusing batteries. With Nissan Energy, LEAF vehicles are partial of a incomparable electric automobile ecosystem.*2
Sleek, complicated design
One of a many eye-catching extraneous elements of a new Nissan LEAF is a car’s sleek, streamlined silhouette, that maximizes aerodynamic efficiency. The car’s confidant fascia facilities Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille with blue 3D mesh. The car’s streamlined form gives it a sporty look, while a back facilities a particular tail light design.
The LEAF e+ carries over many of a LEAF’s design. Subtle clues to a e+ nomination embody a revised front fascia with blue highlights and an “e+” trademark image on a underside of a assign pier lid.
There will also be a back trim turn badge for U.S. and Canada that will be designated as S PLUS, SV PLUS and SL PLUS.
Like a customary model, a LEAF e+ boasts a spacious, rarely organic interior with a quality, high-tech feel. The multiple of reward materials around a cabin befits a oppulance vehicle. Vibrant blue contrariety stitching for a steering wheel, seats and instrument row intensify a automobile as a Nissan electric vehicle.
North America pricing will be announced closer to on-sale date.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or revisit a U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line automobile manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2017, a association sole 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.9 trillion yen. On Apr 1, 2017, a association embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year devise targeting a 30 percent boost in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by a finish of mercantile 2022, along with accumulative giveaway money upsurge of 2.5 trillion yen. As partial of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a association skeleton to extend a care in electric vehicles, symbolized by a world’s best-selling all-electric automobile in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, a Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and acquired a 34 percent interest in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is currently a world’s largest automotive partnership, with total sales of some-more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.
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*1 Based on accumulative sales information from Dec 2010 to Dec 2018.
*2 Availability of facilities and components change by geographic region.
*3 Targeted operation estimates for LEAF S PLUS only; theme to suitable regulator confirmation. Actual operation will change with trim levels, options and pushing conditions; see Customer Disclosure Form for details. Charging ability might change formed on battery temperature.
*4 Those who cite required pushing can still make full use of both a accelerator and stop pedals.
*5 The new navigation complement for a European marketplace can also have a program and maps updated around Inter automobile communication (IVC) systems.
*6 These new facilities are accessible on North America and EU models only.
EV and Car Communications Manager