The firstĀ Nissan Leaf electric car presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009, and its sales in the domestic market began in the spring of next year. In addition to Japan, sales model implemented in the United States and Europe. This allowed the electric car to win the honorary titles of the European and World Car of 2011. And at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show debuted an updated version of the Nissan Leaf hatchback, the production of which the Old World from June established at the company’s plant in Sunderland (United Kingdom). Externally redesigned 2013 Nissan Leaf has not changed, except for the wheels of new design, available with a diameter of 16 and 17 inches. It’s the same five-door length of 4445 mm (wheelbase – 2700), width – 1770 and height – 1 550 mm. However, the manufacturer was able to increase the volume of the luggage compartment model with 330 to 370 liters, but, more importantly, the electric power reserve increased from the previous 175 to 199 kilometers. This was achieved through many small changes.
For example, the drag coefficient is due to the optimized front end was reduced from 0.29 to 0.28, in the mechanical parts of the power plant were reduced friction loss, improved control electronics, the new regime in B-Mode transmission allows to accumulate more energy during braking, and improved batteries have reduced energy consumption. During his food meet under-floor lithium-ion batteries, which are recharged to full mains voltage of 220 V is required 8 hours. But now for the model developed a new 32-amp battery charger (available as an option), which allows to halve the time of charging, that is up to four hours. Depending on the version, the hatchback can also be equipped with LED head optics, music and BOSE entertainment system with the function of the circular review. In all of this the price of Nissan Leaf 2016 was lower by about 3,000 euros, although the exact value of the updated version of the electric car is not reported.

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