tszukow wrote:I'm just looking and compare Leaf motor compartment to Chevy volt and C--max energy. Those plug in hybrids have more powerful electric motors then Leaf and on the top of that they managed to fit gasoline engines with all extra junk like radiator, exhaust system another motor acting as starter ,etc. My point is -the Nissan engineers did not really bother to make leaf motor/inverter very compact unit if compare to above cars. Tesla S did excellent job, result is having two trunks -front and back.
Really? Then how come those other hybrids need a drive-train "assist" from the ICE when accelerating and/or maintaining high speeds (the Leaf tops out >90 mph). Also, it's easy to have more "trunk room" when the car is bigger to begin with! The Tesla S platform occupies >> square footage than the Leaf.
garsh wrote:I do wish Nissan had done a better job with packaging. The inverter could have been crammed off to one side, leaving room for a little frunk.
EVDRIVER wrote:The Nissan drive contains the drive train, motor, inverter and the charger.
tszukow wrote:Volt and C-max (EV now mode) does not need ICE assist when accelerating,Tesla has 3 to 4 times bigger battery then Leaf yet has small trunk at front. Stanton is thinking about Prius plug in.