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2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:03 pm
by OrientExpress
The LEAF is the best-selling 100-percent electric vehicle in the United States and it took a big leap forward for 2016, becoming the first affordable all-electric car to offer more than 100 miles of EPA-estimated range on a single charge.

Now standard on all 2016 Nissan LEAF SV and LEAF SL models, the new 30 kWh battery provides an EPA-estimated 107-mile driving range* on a fully charged battery. LEAF S models come with a 24 kWh battery rated at 84 miles on a full charge, giving buyers a choice in affordability and range.

In addition, the new battery offers improved charging performance. The battery in LEAF SV and SL can be quick-charged to 80 percent (from the low battery charge warning) in about 30 minutes, providing about 22 percent more miles of range compared to a 30-minute quick charge on previous LEAF models. Charging on a normal home charging system (Level 2, 240V) is estimated to take about six hours with the 6.6 kW onboard charger.

The new 30 kWh battery design adds capacity without increasing battery package size by improving the cell structure of the laminated lithium-ion battery cells. Improved electrode material with revised chemistry results in higher power density and enhanced battery durability upon charge and discharge.

While the 24 kWh battery is composed of four cells per module (192 cells total), the new 30 kWh battery’s modules contain eight newly designed cells per module (192 cells total). Unlike conventional cylindrical batteries, the thin, compact laminated cells offer more flexibility in packaging and design applications. The 30 kWh battery weighs just 46 pounds more than the 24 kWh battery and has the same battery pack size and footprint.

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The 2016 Nissan LEAF has a starting price of $34,200 for the SV model and $36,790 for LEAF SL.

LEAF S models continue to be equipped with a 24 kWh battery with an EPA-estimated range of 84* miles. Starting price for 2016 Nissan LEAF S grade remains $29,010. All models qualify for federal tax incentives of $7500.

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:21 pm
by mtndrew1
Whoa sweet. Effectively the same prices when considering the standard QC port on the SV. 2016 adds 25% more range and a 100,000 mile capacity warranty.

I wonder if the 30 kWh packs have the eNV's TMS to allow for that capacity warranty.

Edit: CARWINGS is dead! NissanConnect EV must be 3G or better I suppose, and the S moves to a 5" LCD. Heated rear seats are no longer standard across the range.

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:43 pm
by hillzofvalp
Congrats Nissan, now you have to sell me the 30kwh for $5500 or I will cry. Pleaseeeeeeee

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:52 pm
by Firetruck41
I hope the excessive capacity loss warranty for the 30kwh pack doesn't change to be something like: less than xx mile range, (which equals a 24kwh pack with 4 bar loss.) Otherwise, if it is based on a similar percentage as in the past, it sounds pretty good.

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:56 pm
by Valdemar
I'd say the biggest news here is longer capacity warranty for the 30kWh pack, which seems like an indirect acknowledgement that the 24kWh packs are still crap.

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:58 pm
by cwerdna
Ahhh... interesting, CHAdeMO inlet now are standard on SV and SL. That's good, as it looks like you can now get both CHAdeMO AND premium package on the SV, once again.

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:58 pm
by DarthPuppy
Great info! Thanks for posting.

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:09 pm
by Valdemar
Any info how negative is the outlook for the 30kWh pack retrofit into older models?

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:22 pm
by Firetruck41
Valdemar wrote:Any info how negative is the outlook for the 30kWh pack retrofit into older models?

The fact that it fits in the same footprint, is sold alongside cars w/24kWh pack and both have 192 cells, are all positives. But other than that, I am waiting for more knowledgable reponses to this question as well.

Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:03 am
by drees
Firetruck41 wrote:The fact that it fits in the same footprint, is sold alongside cars w/24kWh pack and both have 192 cells, are all positives. But other than that, I am waiting for more knowledgable reponses to this question as well.

Yep, it sure sounds like it should physically fit just fine...