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2015 NISSAN LEAF: Now in its fifth year of production, the 2015 Nissan Leaf is a highly innovative, industry leading pure electric vehicle. As the best-selling 100-percent electric vehicle in the world, the Leaf is available in three trim levels: Leaf S, SV and SL grades. For 2015, enhancements include a new MorningSky Blue exterior color, new standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (SV), and the addition of Hands-Free text messaging assistant and voice destination entry for SV and SL packages. A standard rearview monitor comes on all models, and an updated EV-IT functionality with voice destination entry and SMS readout. All ’15 Leaf editions include three drive behaviors: Normal, Eco-Mode and B-Mode. 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. Now in its second year of production, the 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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