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0 - 60

Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:09 pm

How long does it take to get from 0 - 60?
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:13 pm

They won't say...perhaps they're tweeking algorhythms to get the best they can out of it without overheating an inverter or something, but I think they'd be blaring it from the rooftops if it was anywhere close to 10 seconds....I'm betting on around 15 seconds.
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Re: 0 - 60

Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:19 pm

15 seconds, in a vehicle of this mass with an 80kW motor? Not a chance. It should be around 10 seconds, same as a Prius.

For comparison, the MiEV is 76% the curb weight of the Leaf, but has a motor 59% as powerful. It does 0-60 in 13 seconds. The Tesla Roadster is 90% the curb weight of the Leaf and has a motor 2.6x as powerful. It does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. Both of these numbers suggest around 10 seconds.

However, Nissan's released documents suggest numbers more impressive than that. I remember seeing a PDF that shows its accel as being just below that of two nice Infiniti models. Anyone know where to get a copy of that PDF?
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Re: 0 - 60

Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:26 pm

KarenRei wrote:15 seconds, in a vehicle of this mass with an 80kW motor? Not a chance. It should be around 10 seconds, same as a Prius.

For comparison, the MiEV is 76% the curb weight of the Leaf, but has a motor 59% as powerful. It does 0-60 in 13 seconds. The Tesla Roadster is 90% the curb weight of the Leaf and has a motor 2.6x as powerful. It does 0-60 in about 4 seconds. Both of these numbers suggest around 10 seconds.

However, Nissan's released documents suggest numbers more impressive than that. I remember seeing a PDF that shows its accel as being just below that of two nice Infiniti models. Anyone know where to get a copy of that PDF?
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:30 pm

Yeah, there's this nearly 60 page PDF that goes into all sorts of stuff about the Leaf out there. If I remember right, the 0-30 time listed for it was about 4 seconds. They also had a 40-60 time, but I forget what it was.

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Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:34 pm

The attached article claims 0-60 in 9-10 seconds....that would not seem out of the range with an electric motor....of course, that will drain that battery pretty darn quick as well!

http://www.automobile.com/2012-nissan-leaf-review.html
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Re: 0 - 60

Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:50 pm

KarenRei wrote:15 seconds, in a vehicle of this mass with an 80kW motor? Not a chance. It should be around 10 seconds, same as a Prius.

For comparison, the MiEV is 76% the curb weight of the Leaf, but has a motor 59% as powerful. It does 0-60 in 13 seconds. The Tesla Roadster is 90% the curb weight of the Leaf and has a motor 2.6x as powerful. It does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. Both of these numbers suggest around 10 seconds.
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However, Nissan's released documents suggest numbers more impressive than that. I remember seeing a PDF that shows its accel as being just below that of two nice Infiniti models. Anyone know where to get a copy of that PDF?
http://www.nctcog.org/trans/air/program ... _Oct09.pdf ?

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Re: 0 - 60

Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:44 pm

sjfotos wrote:The attached article claims 0-60 in 9-10 seconds....that would not seem out of the range with an electric motor....of course, that will drain that battery pretty darn quick as well!

http://www.automobile.com/2012-nissan-leaf-review.html
It will drain the battery only if you do a lot of it. Floor it at every corner stop sign, and then pound on the brake at the next corner (even with regeneative braking) will play havoc with any car's FE. But if you have to get on the freeway and you floor it once to merge with traffic, and then do the same once on your return trip, that's not going to make much difference to your range.

15 seconds would be a deal breaker for me, as I do not feel it allows safe merging onto the freeway. But I thought I heard ten seconds, also. And I think my Prius is supposed to be 11 seconds. So the Leaf would be just slightly better.
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Re: 0 - 60

Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:50 pm

KarenRei wrote:15 seconds, in a vehicle of this mass with an 80kW motor? Not a chance. It should be around 10 seconds, same as a Prius.

For comparison, the MiEV is 76% the curb weight of the Leaf, but has a motor 59% as powerful. It does 0-60 in 13 seconds. The Tesla Roadster is 90% the curb weight of the Leaf and has a motor 2.6x as powerful. It does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. Both of these numbers suggest around 10 seconds.

However, Nissan's released documents suggest numbers more impressive than that. I remember seeing a PDF that shows its accel as being just below that of two nice Infiniti models. Anyone know where to get a copy of that PDF?
No, but I remember they said it would be like having a V6 under the hood, so I'm guessing it will be under 10 secs...can't wait to go flying buy all the Priuses...lol. :)
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Re: 0 - 60

Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:24 pm

Won't repeated hard acceleration stress the battery pack, generating more heat? I was under the impression the way to get the most life out of the battery was to baby it... slow charging, slow discharging. That's how it always worked with my RC cars!
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