2013 nissan leaf, Having the opportunity to try the Leaf in a country like Norway, always sensitive to the environment, do not happen every day. But Nissan has wisely chosen to Oslo to make it clear to the press from around the world agreed that when there is a concern, even economic, as part of a government, electric cars can become interesting.
Still a valid means for what concerns the displacements citizens, without however to reduce. To begin with the Japanese has increased worldwide, the number of authorized dealers, from 150 to 1,400, while the charging points in Europe has risen from 12,000 in 2012 to over 20,000 this year. The Leaf has in his new bow and arrows pointed to launch, after more than 54,000 cars sold, referring to the old model.
Improvements have been many, for example by using advanced lithium-ion battery, and improving the autonomy, or at least the theoretical one, which now comes on paper, that is to say in the approval cycle, to 199 kilometers. In the test route around the city of Oslo, we have come actually about 150 km, as we recall that according to the NEDC test, which provides an average speed of 33 km / h, no air conditioning and an average temperature of 20 ° C may become 175 . The center of gravity of the Leaf has been lowered, improved steering, has also been introduced another gear position, next to D (drive), marked by the symbol B (via a plug-joystick), which serves to increase the braking effect motor in the release and thus the regeneration of braking energy.
Another novelty is that now charger, inverter and motor are integrated. The engine is a three-phase synchronous 80 kW powered by a 24 kw / h lithium-ion battery production Nissan, consisting of 48 compact modules and mounted under the cabin to lower the center of gravity. The loader has been moved under the bonnet (first was in the queue), so as to increase the luggage capacity of 40 liters, leading to 370 liters. There’s also a telematics system “Carwings”, which allows users to remotely control the heating and charging of the vehicle using a PC or a smartphone.
Charging times have dropped from 8 to 4 hours, thanks to a new 6.6 kW charger built in, but that costs 4,000 Euros. Better power outlet, waiting a bit ‘more. On the front of the Leaf has, however, both grafts. E ‘was launched a new guarantee system for the batteries, which is 5 years or 100,000 kilometers. The prices of the lease start at € 79 per month (for a period of more than 36 months and a mileage of up to 12,500 km) and arrive at a maximum of 122 Euros (for 12 months and up to 25,000 km). Versions are finally became three: Visia, Acenta and Tekna.
The basic version costs € 30,690, down to 24,790 if you decide to hire the batteries. The intermediate version Acenta is 33,690 Euros (27,790 chartered with batteries), while the superstructure to the top list, Tekna, reaches 36,190 Euros, which become 30,090 without buying batteries. Finally, aesthetics: it improves the Cx and there is a redesigned grille, as well as unpublished, are the alloy wheels. Inside the cockpit you can have dark and there are also leather seats. As for performance, the Leaf touches the 144 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 11 “5.