Carmakers like Nissan have never run out of ideas when it comes to manufacturing eco-friendly vehicle in order to save the environment from possible harm. Currently Nissan has unveiled its new eco-friendly vehicle to the public, the Nissan Leaf EV, a four to five seat electric car, front-drive C-segment hatchback. The Nissan Leaf is designed for everyday use, for it has a 160-kilometer range. Aside from it being able to withstand hilly train, and extreme temperatures, Nissan Leaf also has a look of a real car, unlike those other electric car that looks extremely different from the common car that people are using daily.
The Leaf is powered by 49 laminated lithium ion cells that have the ability to produce 90 kW and making it able to run at 140 km/h. Charging would take less than 8 hours if a 200-volt single phase AC charger is used and twice the number of hours if 100 volt is used. What is nice about the Leaf is the fast charge ability of its 50 kW AC battery pack that has the ability to charge about 80% in less than 30 minutes. However, for this to work out, one will need access a special dedicated three-phase charger, which is about $45,000.
Source: via Autoblog