2014 NISSAN LEAF: The Nissan Leaf is a highly innovative, industry leading pure electric vehicle is offered in entry-level Leaf S grade, SV and SL grades. Additionally, an array of feature enhancements are added to the SL, including leather-appointed seating and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. New for 2014 is a standard rearview monitor on all models, and an updated EV-IT functionality with voice destination entry and SMS readout. Consumers can specify advanced systems such as around view monitor and seven-speaker Bose energy efficient audio. As a 100-percent electric powered, medium-size hatchback, the Nissan Leaf is based on a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis. The battery powers a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor, rated at 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, which drives the front wheels through a single speed reducer. When equipped with a quick charge port and using a DC fast charger, the Leaf can be charged up to 80 percent of its full capacity in 30 minutes. Charging at home through a 220V outlet take approximately eight hours, and the Leaf has a range of 100 miles on one full charge to satisfy real-world consumer requirements. The advanced lithium-ion battery pack carries an industry-competitive warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles. Leaf’s latest features include a photovoltaic solar panel spoiler that supports charging of the accessories 12-volt battery, and an “Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians” system. The Leaf offers comfortable seating for five adults, and with the 60/40 split folding rear seat lowered, 24.0 cu. ft. of cargo room.
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