OrientExpress wrote:Here is some information about a possible tie-up between the LEAF+ and LG http://pushevs.com/2017/09/08/lg-chem-will-introduce-ncm-811-battery-cells-evs-next-year/
...If the future battery pack doesn’t increase in size, then it means that the battery cells have to be at least 729 Wh/L, which I find unlikely. The longer range version 2019 Nissan Leaf’s battery pack will probably be slightly bigger, not only to have its capacity increased to 60 kWh, but also to have space for a TMS (Thermal Management System)...
rdhauser wrote:Thanks Dave and Orient, for a generally good thread.
Just got back from the Drive Electric gathering in Stillacoom Wa. I picked up a 2018 flyer at Dave's table (thanks Dave). A sentence about charging caught my eye:
" A Level 2 charge is as easy as plugging the available charger into a 240-V outlet, no wall-mounted box required."
Does this mean that we no longer will need to have an EVSE on our garage walls?
DaveinOlyWA wrote:GetOffYourGas wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:So pretty obvious to me that the LEAF was not the showcase here, its Pro Pilot and I predict Pro Pilot will be a HUGE hit. Its not autonomous driving by any means but it WILL prevent a lot of accidents caused by driver fatigue or inattention. And its a fraction of the cost of Tesla AP.
This is what excites me. I don't need ProPilot for stop-and-go traffic. I almost never see it. (In contrast to your rapidly growing populations, ours is stagnant/shrinking. In many places, the roads are larger than they need to be for the volume of traffic, because they were built for a larger population). What I do need is a system that will help me during long late-night drives down the interstate. It's easy to zone out and start wandering out of your lane. Coffee only helps so much.
Gonna have to wait for Pro Pilot II then cause Pro Pilot will begin to bring your car to a stop in roughly 15-20 if you don't respond to prompts to put hands on steering wheel. In Sal's video drive, the Nissan rep does a pretty good job of explaining the process. The car will roll to a dead stop in the middle of your lane with hazard lights flashing.
DaveinOlyWA wrote:6.6 KW charging for all! (If you have the proper level 2 EVSE) This is the first year Nissan will be providing a dual power EVSE charging at 120 volts (likely at 12 amps) or 240 volts (will provide the full 6.6 KW or 27.5 amps meaning a 40 amp service will be needed) but its only standard on the SL trim. You must have the charge package on the S trim to get it or the tech package on the SV to get it.
LeftieBiker wrote:Of course, in the US you have to have a compatible 240 volt outlet, or a non-compatible one and a second adapter. This is mainly a benefit in Europe.