We all know it by now; the new Nissan LEAF has been revealed on Sunday and Nissan is certain that the customary failure concerning electrical vehicles that is actually arising is due to the lack of this particular battery that just has enough energy to stand against those with liquid fueled ones.
Toyota and GM are famous for their next generation of hybrid cars and of course, for the Telsa.
But Nissan is also in the run as its lithium-ion battery is now ready. A series of tiny cells laminated with lithium-ion that run the Leaf will deliver a maximum of 90 KW of energy for the electrical engines with a capacity of stock summing up to 24KWH. The battery has been designed in order to accept the rapid charge of multiple scenarios of one 50KW rapid which will be giving the capacity within 30 minutes, or 5 minutes of rapid charge getting to a range of 31 miles.
And of course, such methods for rapid charge will be requiring a special charger. In cities where stations are equipped with so-called rapid chargers, the GPS for the LEAF will be used to indicate the drivers the places nearby where the cars can recharge. The owners who will not have 50,000 dollars will obviously like to seek a common approach, only one phase of 220v of cables in their garage, allowing them to recharge fully the battery in less than eight hours. Nevertheless, a normal outlet of 110v can do the job perfectly, though taking twice as much time. Nissan has not yet announced any price. The success of the car goes in the fall in price of the batteries, which will be costing around 10, 000 dollars per car. Foolishly, Nissan will moreover be coming to the conclusion of renting the batteries instead of attempting to sell the car at a really high price.
That particular battery weighs 440 pounds, but thanks to the ingenious invention of the weight savings, which has been made through the architecture of the battery that provides sufficient electricity for the LEAF to gain a speed of 87 miles per hour and a range estimated by Nissan to a 100 miles.
It will be at Sunderland that battery-plant ventures will start, followed by its implementation in England, then in Kanagawa Prefecture, in Japan, and finally in Smyrna Tennessee. Sunderland and England should produce only 125,000 units per year by 2011, and it’s no guess that the major marketing strategy of the Leaf will aim to promote the no emissions image.
Well, we still wonder how this car is going to help us reduce pollution! Won’t the car be more expensive for all of us are aware that there exist some consumers who are paying the debts of the producers caused by their companies? Let us see what comes up.