prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Noviembre 21, 2017


Nissan launches long range LEAF

07 Setiembre 2017, 07:20 | Dolorita Barahona

Nissan Motor Co's new Leaf the latest version of the world's top selling electric vehicle, is seen during its world premiere in Chiba

Nissan Motor Co's new Leaf the latest version of the world's top selling electric vehicle, is seen during its world premiere in Chiba

"Nissan is the first manufacturer to officially announce its intention of offering a mainstream intelligent EV (electric vehicle) in Thailand", Antoine Barthes, president of Nissan Motor Thailand, said at the global unveiling of the new Leaf in Japan yesterday. But it falls short of being a Tesla Model 3 or Chevy Bolt competitor.

Based on looks alone, the answer is probably "yes".

"That's a lower price than the Leaf in market today and it includes more power, range and technology, all wrapped in a lovely new exterior and interior design", Muñoz said.

Will it be enough to give the new Leaf traction in the market?

The Nissan is priced lower than the other two but also doesn't match up to them in the power output, driving range and features department. Its predecessor's quoted range was 155 miles in top-spec guise.

The update comes after the firm revealed its new Leaf on Wednesday, but declined to say where the new vehicle would be manufactured. With normal charging, a full 16 hours are needed for a 3-kilowatt system, and eight hours at 6 kilowatts.

The new Leaf also has a suite of driver-assist features, including lane assist and emergency braking. This setup isn't yet in place in the United Kingdom, but the Government recently announced a £20 million feasibility study in this area. As soon as you take your foot off the accelerator, the Leaf's regenerative brakes (which uses otherwise-wasted kinetic energy from the brakes to recharge the batteries) and its standard brakes will automatically slow the auto. Instead drivers only have to lift off the e-pedal and the auto will slow due to the regenerative braking. Well, for now. Ford has confirmed interest in building electric cars (including a 300-mile electric SUV), Hyundai and Kia are pushing harder on EVs (the Ioniq EV already has a 124-mile range), and EVs will become an increasingly important part of Volkswagen's future. Part of the genius of the original Leaf was anyone coming from a petrol or diesel vehicle would find it relatively familiar inside. A 7-inch touchscreen with the usual "infotainment" features is standard. The ProPILOT Park system can automatically manoeuvre the Leaf into a space by controlling the acceleration, braking and steering.

A more satisfied Leaf owner said he installed a three kilowatt solar panel at a cost of 750,000 rupees and was not drawing power from the national grid to charge his vehicle. The new battery creates 147 horsepower, a sizable step upwards from the current model's 107.

Research has shown that Leaf buyers wanted a vehicle below the $30,000 starting price, but they also wanted more features, Maragno said. With the foot completely off the accelerator pedal, the vehicle will sit still until the accelerator is pressed again. However, unlike some other semi-autonomous cars from rival brands, the Leaf will not resume driving from stationary unless the driver touches the accelerator. It maintains a set distance between the Leaf and the vehicle in front, in addition to keeping the Leaf centered in the lane and braking to a full stop if necessary.

Reed is convinced the new Leaf is the right package at the right price, and that 150 miles of range meets 90% of the usage requirements for Leaf customers.

Overall, it left us impressed.

Cabin noise has been reduced thanks to less wind drag, aerodynamic changes and a quieter electric motor.

It's improved, but is the new Leaf starting from behind?

.



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Stephens battles Sevastova, and fly, at the US Open
Her ranking was 934th before she reached consecutive semifinals at hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati in August. Sports are weird, which means of course American women made history at the US Open Serena Williams wasn't present for.

Fact check: What the Trump administration said about DACA
District Court of the Eastern District of ny , claims ending DACA is unconstitutional under the equal protections clause. Anyone who's DACA permit expires after March 5, 2018, will have their protected status end as early as March 6, 2018.

Sex of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby
Kim , who is already mum to North and Saint, is believed to be welcoming a daughter by surrogate in January . Kim and Kanye have not publicly confirmed that they have a surrogate or that she's pregnant.

Jaguar Future-Type concept - The Jaguar of 2040?
JLR is heavily reliant on diesel sales in Europe where the fuel has come under fire for high levels of harmful NOx emissions. To mark the occasion, Jaguar has revealed three one-off electric cars , representing the past, present and future.

Green Bay Packers sign DL Quinton Dial
The Vikings' playoff hopes rest on whether their defense takes the step from good-but-not-great to best in the league. Green Bay has also gone 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in its last six games after winning the previous game in a matchup.

Hurricane Irma on minds of West Indies before 'momentous' Test against England
Root , aiming to set a new world record of 13 consecutive Tests scoring a half-century, added: "We talk about the game a lot". England will host Pakistan for a two-match Test series in 2018, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday.

Congress will 'make a deal' to spare dreamers from deportation — Trump
Earlier this year, Ferguson sued Trump over his travel ban, which resulted in a federal judge blocking nationwide enforcement. DACA recipients, including three DACA recipients who had been on hunger strike calling on Ryan to support DACA, led the march.

South Korea's Moon, Putin on the same page over North Korea
Putin told a news conference earlier this week that the North Koreans would rather "eat grass" than give up their nukes. Putin stressed the need for a political solution, saying further sanctions and pressure would not solve the problem.

Woman says she was suspended from Twitter for criticising Taylor Swift
An image that was quickly dying anyway in light of all the negative press and public arguments she has been involved in. Her rise in fame brought forth new attacks on her reputation , which Swift has stayed silent about until now.

Federer wins in 3 sets to reach US Open quarters
As a result of this defeat she will be replaced at the top of the rankings next week by Garbine Muguruza , the Wimbledon champion. The No. 1 seed is back into the quarters in Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013, when he won his second of two U.S.