Nissan Leaf E+ Debuts With 214 Hp And 226 Miles Of Range



Nissan Leaf E+ Debuts With 214 HP And 226 Miles Of RangeThe Nissan Leaf has a relatively short range of 150 miles (241 km), but the company is fixing that problem by unveiling the new Leaf e+.


Featuring a larger capacity 62 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Leaf e+ has an EPA-estimated range of up to 226 miles (363 km). This is 76 miles (122 km) more than the standard model and it should help to alleviate any lingering range anxiety.Besides the improved battery, the Leaf e+ features an upgraded electric motor that produces 214 hp (160 kW / 217 PS) and 250 lb-ft (340 Nm) of torque. This is a significant improvement over the standard model which is rated at 147 hp (110 kW / 149 PS) and 236 lb-ft (319 Nm) of torque.
The extra power more than compensates for the larger battery pack as Nissan says the top speed has increased by approximately 10 percent. Accelerating from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 75 mph (120 km/h) is also nearly 13 percent quicker.Sticking with the performance theme, Nissan confirmed the Leaf e+ will be available with a new 70 kW Quick Charging system which offers a peak output of 100 kW. The company didn’t reveal detailed charging times, but said early testing revealed the quick charger can replenish the Leaf e+ nearly as fast as a 50 kW charger recharging the standard Leaf. This is a notable achievement as the Leaf e+ has a much larger battery capacity.On the styling front, there isn’t much to report as the Leaf e+ closely resembles the standard model. However, the long range cruiser is distinguished by 16-inch wheels and a revised front fascia with blue accents.Inside, there’s a larger 8-inch infotainment system which can be linked to compatible smartphones and receive over-the-air updates. The system also comes with an updated navigation system which can be synced to your phone to provide "door-to-door navigation" including walking directions.Developing …

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