Nissan LEAF Maximum Range And Charging Times
Grab the abacus: the Nissan LEAF has clocked-up three thousand sales in the United Kingdom (shall we count them?). That makes it one of the most popular electric vehicles in the country. Sales came courtesy of the original model that was launched in 2011 and the second generation version which followed in 2013. The latter – that accounts for thirteen hundred sales - has more than than one-hundred improvements over its predecessor (shall we count those too). Highlights include the extended range, so this five-door hatchback is capable of one-hundred and twenty-four miles rather than one- hundred and nine. This is thanks to enhancements such as the lower friction mechanical components, superior aerodynamics and more efficient energy/battery management. As with every electric car, however, the range varies according to the conditions. So, racing uphill with a car load of passengers – that have been carefully counted – drains the battery faster than cruising slowly on the flat with one person aboard. Factors such as temperature, driving style and what equipment is running might influence the range too. The Nissan LEAF can be charged from home - via a 32A Home Charging Unit – in four hours or by a standard plug in ten. It can also be topped-up at rapid charging ports that charge its battery from zero to eighty percent in thirty minutes.