Electric Car Improvements

Nissan Increases Range of All-Electric LEAF

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 26, 2012

Nissan has introduced a new Nissan LEAF in Japan that can travel 142 miles on a single charge, thanks to a streamlined battery system and the vehicle's lighter weight. The new, improved range EV is also offering more competitive pricing and will soon be found at an additional 500 dealerships.

Additional upgrades include. . .

  • Roomier luggage space

  • Dashboard displays that indicate how much battery charge is left

  • Navigation systems that calculate the best energy-saving route to the driver's destination

  • A smaller, lighter recharging nozzle

  • Reduction of rare-earth use by 40 percent for the electric motor.

You can see more in the video below. . .