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Nissan Leaf

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by efusco, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Serge

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    It might be the "personal tastes" having an effect, but I prefer the look of earlier prototype to the unveiled version.
    Or is just the clever use of black paint to hide the most unflattering parts, like "catfish mouth" air intake and concave rump?

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  2. Serge

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    $2.4 billion Recovery Act money for advanced batteries

    Fresh off the press
    Who gets the demonstration vehicles? Also, I wonder why "up to" and not a "minimum of"?

    As far as chargers go,
    1. Level 2 Charger outputs max 1.7 KW
    2. Level 3 Charger outputs max 10 KW
    3. No word of the 50KW "Big Kahuna" charger.
     
  3. TEG

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    #43 TEG, Aug 5, 2009
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    It is more than just paint. For instance compare the side-view mirrors and tail-lights.

    The EV-11 prototype was based on the Nissan Tiida:
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    The 'Leaf' has a large number of differences even though the basic body shape is rather similar looking.
     
  4. TEG

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    Those links you gave to ETEC chargers seem like old models for different sorts of vehicles (lower voltage NEVs).
    I would guess that ETEC would be developing something new for Nissan, and the "Level 2" would be more like 7.7kW and Level 3 would be 20kW+
     
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    San Diego Selected as Target Market for Largest Transportation Electrification Project in U.S. History
     
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    San Diego to test mobile electric-car charger
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    Driving Nissan's Global Electric Car : TreeHugger

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    Still many unanswered questions about Quick-charge stations.
    200V? 440V? 600V? ? $45,000 ? ? $500,000 ?

    Perhaps they have a $500K 50kW prototype for Japan, and something less ambitious from EcoTality here in the USA?
     
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    looking at the video of the quick charge, you can see that it is only 2 pole, so my guess is that it is DC and not AC, as it would be stupid to change 3 face AC into 1 face AC
     
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    #50 templar, Aug 7, 2009
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    I like the styling of the Leaf. I've glad they didn't just do a battery electric version of the Camry, but gave it a whole new look. The price is right, though the range is a little low.
     
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    The concept of Nissan doing a battery conversion of the Camry is an interesting one... :rolleyes:
     
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    Nissan did use Toyota Synergy drive technology in their Altima hybrid sold here.
    (So a Nissan/Toyota cooperation on green-tech isn't unprecedented.)
     
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    Did I lose a year somewhere ? Is CSM in time warp ? What happened to the year 2010 ? How is 2011 "next year" ?

     
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    ECOtality’s eTec Finalizes $99.8M Transportation Electrification Project with DOE

    These are some great news. As far as time-frames unveiled, we have a year to go?
    Summer 2010: Initial infrastructure deployment begins.

    Fall 2010: Nissan launches the Nissan LEAF, a zero emission pure electric vehicle.
     
  15. TEG

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    Some example questions from the site:
     
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    I find it curious that they ask questions that are "do you know"" as opposed to "what is'.

    Odd like the "Shackleton" questions for the MiniE?
     
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    #60 vfx, Oct 8, 2009
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    http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/nissan-builds-viral-excitement-for-leaf-electric-car/


    YouTube - Nissan LEAF - Electric Vehicle Battery

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