To steal the hearts of people around the world, Japanese Auto Manufacturer Nissan launches the cheaper and efficient EV, the all new 2013 Nissan Leaf EV with efficient heating system priced between £15,990 – £25,490 in U.K and $ 28,800 to $ 34,840 in USA. (2012 Leaf price $36,500) which is available in U.K by Mid 2013 to take on Honda Fit EV(118 MPGe), Ford Focus EV(105MPGe), Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Chevrolet Volt EV, Renault Zoe, Toyota Prius Plug-in and Vauxhall Ampera.(MSN)
2013 Nissan Leaf EV comes in three trims as S, SL and SV offers you five passenger seating space powered by 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery powers a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor, rated at 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque available with a standard 3.6 kW onboard charger and optional 6.6 kW onboard charger that reduces 220V charging time nearly in half to approximately four hours for full charge. It’s range extended to over 250 kilometers (155 miles) in any weather offers you 130 MPGe miles of EPA range far ahead of the existing Leaf which offers you 73 miles by the EPA thanks to more efficient motors and lithium-ion batteries.
2013 Nissan Leaf will offer you the choice of seven attractive shades as Metallic Slate and Glacier White,Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Cayenne Red, Pearl White and Blue Ocean.
It’s comes with a 106.3-inch wheelbase, 175.0-inch overall length, 69.7-inch width and 61.0-inch height.30 cubic feet cargo space offers you 3-spoke heated leather-wrapped steering wheel houses controls for the cruise control, audio system and standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
It also includes advance safety features like Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection, 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver’s seat ELR only) with pretensioners and load limiters, child seat upper tether anchor, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system, child safety rear door locks, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) .(Press Release)
At last I would like to say that new 2013 Nissan Leaf EV is the best EV in affordable price. What you think? Please be open to give your view.