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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:49 am

OrientExpress wrote: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.

The 2016 Nissan LEAF has a starting price of $33,700 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.
One thing that I have noticed is that a lot of stuff available for the the SV model in the past is no longer available for this 2016 model, at least if I go by the chart.

For example, my SV has the LED low beam headlights, automatic on/off headlights, fog lights, cargo area cover, rear heated seats, etc. Those are pushed to only the SL having these. I wonder why they weren't left as optional at least? Seems like a lot of creature comforts are forced to the SL model only now. :(
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:03 am

Given current discounts, the real cost of the extra 25% range is about $10k.

I suspect for vast majority of buyers it will be worth it.

What do you think?

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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:02 am

knightmb wrote: One thing that I have noticed is that a lot of stuff available for the the SV model in the past is no longer available for this 2016 model, at least if I go by the chart.

For example, my SV has the LED low beam headlights, automatic on/off headlights, fog lights, cargo area cover, rear heated seats, etc. Those are pushed to only the SL having these. I wonder why they weren't left as optional at least? Seems like a lot of creature comforts are forced to the SL model only now. :(
I noticed that too. The LED headlights are a vast improvement over the halogens. I see no mention of the heated steering wheel on any model--I wonder if that went away too or is just missing from the official specifications.

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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:38 am

Press release shows heated steering wheel standard on SV and SL, not available on S. Shame the rear heated seats are gone on the S and SV.

Cargo cover is a dealer added option, at least that's how it was on the 2015.
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:03 am

When will this be available? Did I miss seeing a date?

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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:23 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:When will this be available? Did I miss seeing a date?

"The 2016 Nissan Leaf will be available at dealerships starting in October."

Not from an official source. Taken from -> http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... -unchanged
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:39 am

Inside EVs reports that Nissan's only official word is "2016 LEAF will go on sale later this fall"

http://insideevs.com/2016-nissan-leaf-107-miles/
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:41 am

In the comments section of his article on greencarreports, John Voelcker says he asked about backward compatibility of the 30 kWh pack into older MY Leafs and a Nissan exec told him NO, but declined to give any specific reasons. IMO this is a huge PR blunder by Nissan and a real dissappointment. When my Leaf lease is up in 2 years I will almost certainly turn it in, would not even consider buying if Nissan refuses to SELL me a better battery down the road as the battery tech improves. Of course I will likely replace it with another EV, and by then there will be a number of 100 plus mile range affordable models from which to choose. In other words, Nissan refusing to make the bigger packs backward compatible is likely pushing me to buy another EV, but not another Nissan EV.
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:50 am

OrientExpress wrote:The LEAF is the best-selling 100-percent electric vehicle in the United States.
Not for 2015, Year to Date.

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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:00 pm

Valdemar wrote: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.
That is of concern for sure. Nissan are clearly not standing behind the Lizard Pack any more than the 2011 Pack. Maybe the early degradation numbers for the 2015's have them spooked.
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