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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Long range Leaf to be called E-Plus

Nissan has finally shared some details of the upcoming long range variant of the Leaf. It will arrive in 2019, and will come with a significant boost to power. Its larger 60kWh pack and electric motor will offer an additional 60hp over the current model, bringing its output to 200. Nissan hasn't confirmed its exact range, but it should have well over 200 miles. This model will probably also be the first to use a proper active thermal management system.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2018, 08:41 AM
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Not a huge fan of the name, but pretty impressed that Nissan is already making such considerable improvements on their brand new model. This variant is looking to be more powerful than the newly announced Nismo trim lol.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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It is looking to be faster on paper, but we'll have to wait and see what exactly Nissan has done with the ECU tune. They are also probably going to priced much differently, as I'm guessing that the E-Plus will probably be considerably more expensive.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 08:46 AM
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This model is probably just a test bed, to see what interest would be like if they considered an international release. Personally I don't know who's concerned with the sprint times in the Leaf, but I suppose there is a niche for every segment. Nismo trim claims 0-60 in 7.5 seconds.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 08:50 AM
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I know Nissan has already sold a ton of new Leafs, but I wonder if it would've just made more sense to wait for the 60kWh pack for the second gen model. Its much more comparable to key rivals like the Bolt, and I think its also supposed to come with a cooling system of some kind.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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As St3alth said, I think its more to test the market for interest, rather than a high volume vehicle. They could easily apply the same tune to the more powerful 60kWh Leaf. Nissan realizes the importance of being first to market, especially with EV's.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 05:47 PM
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I know car makers want to offer smaller EV's, smaller than the Leaf.

SmartCar's are great examples, they work well in high density areas and are slowly gaining interest with those out of the city.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 08:50 AM
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Smart cars really don't get the credit they deserve, because I think a lot of people are initially put off by just how small it looks from the outside. But I've rented/driven several of them and you almost forget just how small they are once you're behind the wheel. And for whatever reason people associate its size with a lack of safety, and that's a huge misconception.
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