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Nissan Leaf

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

  1. vfx

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    #81 vfx, Nov 20, 2009
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    CEO Ghosn on Charlie Rose.
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    I'm so gullible I'm rally believing this guy is the real deal for Electrics.
     
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    Dan Neil says the electric car is already the future of cars

    Getting a charge out of Nissan's Leaf

    Getting a charge out of Nissan's Leaf -- latimes.com


     
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  4. doug

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    Leaf in the Bay Area:
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    Looking under Nissan's Leaf | Green Tech - CNET News

     
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    I wonder if that connector is in fact Nissan proprietary or if CNET is just guessing since the author never saw it before. We've seen that connector before on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and TEPCO has been installing the quick-charging stations in Japan for a while now (there were at least 70 as of 2 months ago).
     
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    But, whatever price it is is after - engine, gearbox, exhaust, catalyst, intake plumbing, emission control plumbing, oil, radiator, fluids, etc.
     
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    "This is not a concept car"...Might have been better if they used an actual vehicle instead of the animation....
     
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    Yes, JRP3, I agree. Using a real car would make it appear more real. The animation might make people think it's still only on the drawing board.

    I also heard him say it would be made available "not just to celebrities".

    You hear that, BYD? You hear that?:biggrin:
     
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    Haha... funny. I suppose that could have been a dig at Tesla, but when I heard it I thought of the HFCV lease programs.
     
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    Given that Nissan have their own HFCV (don't forget that), I'd say it was a dig at Tesla :wink:
     
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    So I saw the Leaf last night at the SF auto show. The car was a little hard to find since there was no Nissan section. I ended up asking someone where it was and the person said, "oh you mean the Nissan fuel cell car?" I said, no the Leaf is a battery car. This guy then swore up and down it was a hydrogen car and pointed the way. I figured if there were a fuel cell car then the leaf might be near by. But it turned out it was the Leaf and only the Leaf. They might need to work on consumer education there.

    Here are some of my pictures: Nissan Leaf EV - a set on Flickr

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    Is that an emergency stop button in the last pic?
     
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    Sorta. It's a power disconnect button. There's a control panel hiding behind the rear plate for the show car. Obviously that won't be in the production version.
     
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    Santana Row San Jose

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    (GPS map still shows Los Angeles... Perhaps it is a mock-up?)


    "VIP gift" was a T-shirt.
    Apparently they let press and Nissan employees drive the "Tilda" based mule last Thursday, but us mere mortals didn't know about that opportunity.
     

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    Here is one of the first mass produced EV's and it won't be using PBP.
     

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