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Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:18 am

As the first word in the titles suggest. It's a rumor :)

Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

more at ......
https://transportevolved.com/2015/11/16 ... -charging/
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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:23 pm

The 200 vs 300 can probably be attributed to Japanese drive cycle (300 mi) vs real world/EPA (200 mi) for the exact same product.
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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:26 pm

That is a really sweet looking car! The more I look at it, the more I definitely want one in my garage. It reminds me of vehicles we used to see 20 years ago in Sci-Fi movies, except those cars hovered. ;)

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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:13 pm

That's a great looking car! My question is how much does the carbon fiber and larger battery add? The I3 is built with carbon fiber and has an EPA range of 81 miles and has a base price of 42 grand.

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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:05 pm

I think the car is ugly. It reminds me of "future cars" from the Sixties, with function (in this case interior room and outward visibility) being sacrificed to form.
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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:34 am

Too bad the production car will look and be nothing like that!

LKK wrote:Nice looking car!
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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:49 pm

TomT wrote:Too bad the production car will look and be nothing like that!

Well, in that case, LeftieBiker would be happy ;)
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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:59 pm

Unless they Fug It Up a different way, of course.
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Re: Rumor: Next-Generation Nissan LEAF to Use Carbon-Fiber Construction, 300+ Mile Battery, Inductive Charging

Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:17 am

Aerodynamics can make a car go 2 -3 times further when coupled with lightweight components.

Most modern cars can meet crash tests and weigh in under 2000lbs, just the motivation isn't there.

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