Introduced in 2011, Nissan approached the budding 21st century electric vehicle market with a widely-available zero-emissions product.
A five-door, five-passenger hatchback, the Nissan Leaf was purposely developed to be a relatively affordable electric car suited for low-range everyday life. Powered by an 80-kilowatt AC synchronous motor functioning on energy stored in a lithium-ion battery pack, the Nissan Leaf boasted an approximately 130km driving range.
A facelifted version of the LEAF, released in 2015, offered a longer range 30kwh battery, which is capable of around 200km of real world range.
Nissan LEAF Charger Information
The LEAF is typically equipped with two charger ports, Chademo and Type 1 / J1772. Only Type1/ J1772 is practical for use at home or in apartments. The Chademo is used for DC Fast Charging which is considered cost prohibitive except in commercial applications.