https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/08/nis ... to00000015
Range 226 miles
62 kWh battery pack
160 kW electric motor makes 201 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque
70 kW charging system (135 miles of range in 30 minutes)
Top Speed 105 mph
About a $6,600 increase over the normal Leaf. Picture shows badge on hatch (SL Plus)
Leaf e+ doesn't look a whole lot different than the regular Leaf
Updated infotainment system gets updated with a larger 8-inch screen and new software
Leaf e+ will be rolling into dealerships come spring 2019
Unfortunately, this improved battery pack still uses the old air cooling system, not the liquid cooling many other manufacturers have utilized to maintain temperatures.
Not sure how it could compete with Kona, Niro and Bolt LT, the price is similar compared to better engineered EVs. May be it is going to be sold in volumes? unless Kona and Niro would be sold as compliance cars in limited quantities. Good news - it is coming soon...
Guessometer shows 283 Miles range on 97% SOC battery on one of the pictures and 6 miles total on odometer.
Found strange statement from Nissan’s Alliance Global Director of Research about the new battery pack. Some details: "Nissan’s own motor and motor controller also play a big part in acceleration and Nissan brings a ton of its variable speed transmission
work into play here." ???