Here is the whistling song body visibleeven after the convention. The 4.45-meter-long sedan hatchback getsfive doors, a good space and a decent, but something built luggagecompartment (330 liters volume, with rear seats folded, with one stepremains in the baggage compartment: 680 liters).
The Leaf is a "purely electric". With an electricmotor, where else toils of gasoline, and battery modules where thetank usually sits. The AC synchronous motor makes 109 hp, his "tank",the 345-volt lithium-ion battery, 24 kWh. Behind the hinged Nissanlogo on the front hood is the power connection, which is controlledeither with a normal household plug or a quick charger.
If the battery is full then, thisshould extend for 160 km. However, only in city traffic.Are devicessuch as air conditioning, radio and heater turned on, the 160kilometer promise is barely redeemable, and in a section of 45 km / hwith the air conditioner switched to get just over 100 km and at anaverage speed of 80 km / h takes still 75 km away. Lag is the leaf,since the maximum torque is applied from the state, but not: In 11.9seconds the car will accelerate from zero to 100 kph - faster thanmany gasoline.
The navigation system is the firstE-Nissan has an important role: It calculates the potential radiusand still show the next few charging stations. In the context of theinformation system is no mystery to the Japanese: A touch of thebutton and the engine starts. Just choose the drive mode (forward,reverse, parking).