Nissan presents new Leaf with 40kWh or 62kWh battery




Nissan presented the new 2019 model of the Leaf at the CES fair in Las Vegas. The new version comes in two variants: one with a 40kWh battery and a version with a 62kWh battery.

Nissan reports that the Leaf with the larger 62kWh battery gets the name Leaf e +. According to the manufacturer, this version has a battery pack with a 25 percent higher energy density and 55 percent more capacity. Compared to the regular Leaf version with the 40kWh battery, the 62kWh battery has 288 cells instead of 192. The Leaf e + also has more power, which comes to 217hp. The version with the larger battery has a range of 385km according to the wltp standard; the Leaf version with the 40kWh battery is 100km less according to Nissan.

The new models, which for the most part look the same as the Leaf version, which was announced in September 2017 and which already had a 40kWh battery, will receive an infotainment system with an 8 “screen and a navigation system that Nissan designates with” door-to-door “. door. “A new version of the NissanConnect EV app will also be available.

At the CES exchange, Nissan also presented the Leaf 3.Zero, but this appears to be a completely comparable model that only bears a different name and is intended for other markets, such as the United Kingdom and France. This version does not come out in the Netherlands.

Nissan has not announced prices of the new Leaf for the Dutch market yet. The company says it will do so in March and deliver the first models in the summer of 2019. Nissan has already announced the prices for the Nissan Leaf 3.Zero. The e + version with the larger 62kWh battery will cost 45,500 euros, while the regular 40kWh version will receive a price tag of 39,900 euros. Whether those prices match the Dutch version is unknown. It is possible that the prices will deviate, because the Leaf 3.Zero e + with the 62kWh battery in a limited edition of 5000 copies available; The Leaf models that come onto the market in the Netherlands do not have a limited edition of the 62kWh battery variant.

The battery packs of the new Leaf come from the new models from LG and are still passively cooled. However, Nissan states that the batteries will retain their capacity for longer than ever; the company gives a guarantee of eight years or 160,000 km on the battery packs. Furthermore, Nissan has announced that 70kW fast-charging is supported, with a peak of 100kW.

Like the previous version, the new Leaf has a so-called e-Pedal, which makes it possible to accelerate, brake and stop with a single pedal. The ProPilot is also present again, with which the car again has autonomous driving functions and can, for example, park itself. The system works on roads with separate lanes and can stop, start or center the car on the road, keeping an eye on the traffic situation. In this area, few or no innovations seem to have been implemented.

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