Really, the report then said “over 105″ estimated miles, and spot on was the advance notice that a new 30-kwh lithium-ion battery would be existing.
2016 Nissan Leaf Could Have Over 105 Miles Range
The two versions which will receive this new battery occupying the same space as their former 24-kwh pack are the SV and SL. The S model will retain the pre-existing 24-kwh battery for 84 miles EPA estimated range.
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This will also be the first time two different batteries and range options are existing for the Leaf.
The Leaf was launched Dec. 2010 and while Nissan did not say so in advance press materials, it is said this will be the last year for the best-selling EV.
Globally, Nissan has sold 185,000 Leafs. In EV sales stipulations, this is a smash hit, though more bullish projections made earlier on were clipped back.
As the second-generation 2016 Chevy Volt with 53 miles EV range is also due this year, Nissan is upping its game to increase competitiveness, and prior to a 200-plus-mile range battery said pending for 2017.
2016 Leaf specifications.
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As for the 30-kwh battery, Nissan says it has improved the structure of the laminated lithium-ion battery cells. This includes improved electrode material and a “revised” chemistry with higher power density along with enhanced durability following charging and discharging.
The 30 kwh battery’s modules contain eight newly designed cells per module (192 cells total). This contrsts with the 24 kwh battery which is collected of four cells per module (192 cells total).
Nissan says the thin, compact laminated cells offer more packaging flexibility and design applications. Wight for the 30 kwh battery
“The new battery offers more advantages than just the 27 percent increase in pouring range – it also offers improved battery performance,” said Andrew Speaker, director, Nissan EV Sales & Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “Nissan has been a leading developer of lithium-ion battery technology for more than 20 years. The new Leaf battery is a fantastic example of how rather than just rising battery room, we’ve achieved a balance between room, packaging, durability and affordability.”
Unchanged is the core adjoin-wheel-drive, release-speed powertrain comprised of a 80-kilowatt AC synchronous motor. This is rated for 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque.
NissanConnect comes standard on S models with a 5.0-inch color show.
Now charging screen information is automatically updated each time the ignition is turned on after each 12 miles of pouring.
“The enhancements to the 2016 LEAF in stipulations of graphic boundary design and user friendliness are significant,” added Speaker. “We’ve listened to our owners and added features they can use each day, such as the automatic updating of charging stations while pouring and one-shot destination entry with
Keeping its Edge While Looking Ahead
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has said the company will be ready to compete also with the 200-plus-mile Chevy Bolt when that car comes along. Also due is the Tesla Model 3 in 2017.
2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED Has Range Extension Option
In the mean time, this is the first EV in this price category Nissan says to offer a full 100-plus-mile range.
Others that come arguably close are the Mercedes B-Class Electric starting in the low 40s and which with auxiliary battery power can offer around 104 miles, and the Kia Soul EV is rated 93 miles.
Nissan has not announced pricing yet for the new SV and SL.
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