Nissan has unveiled its next-gen all-electric Leaf and it, as per Nissan, embodies three key aspects of the company’s EV (electric vehicle) design philosophy – intelligent driving, intelligent power and intelligent integration.
The powerplant underneath is an improved electric motor that pumps out 150PS of power and 320Nm of torque. Over its predecessor, that’s 38 per cent and 26 per cent more power and torque respectively. The new 40kWh battery pack gets more energy capacity without increasing its size. That translates to a 67 per cent increase in energy density versus the 2010 model. Even though the powerplant packs more oomph, the lithium-ion battery delivers an estimated range of 400km.