Nissan LEAF e+ flagship has arrived in Australia: More power, more range, more LEAF

  • LEAF e+ broadens Nissan’s EV range in Australia
  • LEAF e+ is fitted with a technologically advanced 62kWh battery, increased from 40kWh in the LEAF
  • LEAF e+ produces a thrilling 160kW and 340Nm, reducing 0-100km/h time to 6.9 seconds
  • LEAF e+ is both exciting and efficient, with an increased WLTP driving range of 385km2
  • Both LEAF and LEAF e+ are Vehicle-to-Grid ready, with bi-directional charging capability
  • The Nissan LEAF is priced from MSRP $49,9906. The LEAF e+ is priced from MSRP $60,4906

 

MELBOURNE, Australia (Apr. 29, 2021) – The new Nissan LEAF e+ has arrived in Australia, acting as an exciting new flagship model in the LEAF electric vehicle range by delivering more power, faster acceleration and an increased driving range between charges.

The e+” in its name refers to the increased energy density of the models battery pack and the higher output of its powertrain. The new powertrain adds to the cars range by more than 40 per cent, while unlocking quicker acceleration and faster charging capability.

Now featuring a 62kWh battery, the LEAF e+ sits at the pinnacle of the LEAF range, featuring advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, and delivering a thrilling 160kW of performance and a WLTP driving range of up to 385km2. 

Offered alongside the existing Nissan LEAF, the increased driving range provided by the new e+ is designed to further its appeal to customers who travel longer distances between charges, ensuring there is now a LEAF model to suit all needs. 

“The Nissan LEAF is one the worlds most popular electric vehicle, the new Nissan LEAF e+ will only further that appeal by delivering more of what our customers love about their EV,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Stephen Lester.

With more power, more range and more performance, as well as full bi-directional charging capability, the e+ is simply more LEAF, and helps ensure there really is an EV to suit every need in Australia.

“From zero-emissions commuting in the city to weekends away and everything in-between, the Nissan LEAF and LEAF e+ have you covered”.

 

The e+ is more LEAF

With an additional 22kWh of energy storage when compared with the LEAF, the newly-developed 62kWh battery pack in the LEAF e+ offers 55 per cent more capacity and an approximate 25 per cent improvement in energy density while retaining a similar shape and size to the 40kWh LEAF battery pack; all without compromising the vehicles exterior design and interior space. 

This new battery has given the LEAF e+ a significantly increased driving range of up to 385km2 (WLTP combined mode) on a single battery charge - an additional 115km over the LEAF capability.

The new Nissan LEAF e+ uses a new battery module design that allows for cell modules to vary in number. The new battery module uses an innovative laser welding technique on the cell joints to reduce the overall length of the module. At the same time, by changing the number of lamination layers of the cell, an optimal module height that matches the shape of the vehicle can be achieved.

The combination of these technologies has made it possible to achieve high energy density efficiently inside the battery pack.

The key components for achieving this higher density and reliability are the ternary cathode material and laminated-structure cells (battery cells). Ternary cathode material, which has a layered structure, increases battery storage capacity by allowing lithium ions to be tightly packed (higher density).

 

Efficiency and excitement

Maximum power and torque outputs have also been increased in the LEAF e+, now an exhilarating 160kW and 340Nm, delivering faster acceleration performance. In the more powerful e+, 0-100km/h is available in just 6.9 seconds.

Just as important, and even more useable in daily driving situations, acceleration from 80km/h to 120km/h is nearly 13 per cent quicker than in the LEAF, allowing the e+ to confidently pass slower-moving vehicles, exit corners faster and more seamlessly and merge easily with fast-moving traffic.

The top speed has also increased by approximately 10 per cent (now 158km/h).

 

Less time charging, more time driving

Thanks to the new 100kW peak Quick Charging system, the Nissan LEAF e+ can charge more efficiently than ever. Nissan LEAF e+ owners can charge from 20% to 80% in just 45 minutes5, despite a 55% larger battery storage capacity.

 

Vehicle-to-Grid ready

Both the Nissan LEAF and LEAF e+ are capable of bi-directional charging, meaning that energy can not only flow from charger to vehicle, but can also be returned back to a home or other premises as and when required.  The Nissan LEAF is still the only 100% electric vehicle to offer bi-directional charging capabilities directly from the factory.

A feature that has the opportunity to revolutionise personal energy storage for consumers in a wide variety of scenarios, it also has significant potential to assist with imbalances in the electricity grid system as power demand ebbs and flows throughout the day. 

Nissan is participating in trials that will be deployed in Australia to demonstrate the benefits of this technology to consumers, businesses and the national electricity market.

 

Technology that matters: Nissan Intelligent Mobility 

As the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, LEAF exemplifies the Nissan Intelligent Integration philosophy with an impressive array of connectivity services. The LEAF range comes standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay® and AndroidAutoTM for seamless smartphone connectivity.

Further enhancing the Nissan LEAF driving experience is e-Pedal, which allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal. To match the additional power and increased mass of the Nissan LEAF e+, Nissan has reprogrammed the e-Pedal software for smoother operation and enhanced pedal feedback, especially for operation in reverse, and for smoother and more rapid deceleration, making it easier to stop the car using e-Pedal, even when reversing.

 

 

 

LEAF and LEAF e+ technical specifications:

 

Specifications

LEAF 40kWh

LEAF e+ 62kWh

Motor

AC synchronous (EM57)

AC synchronous (EM57)

Battery

 Laminated lithium ion

 Laminated lithium ion

Battery capacity (kWh)

40

62

Battery voltage (v)

350

350

Driven wheels

2

2

Fuel type

Electricity

Electricity  

Transmission

Reduction drive

Reduction drive

Drive selector 

Shift-by-wire

Shift-by-wire

Eco Mode

S

S

Performance

Acceleration, 0-100km (sec)

7.9

6.9

Top speed (km/h)

145

158

Electricity Consumption (Wh/km)

171

180

Maximum power (kW @ 3283-9795 rpm

110

160

Maximum torque (Nm @ 0-3283 rpm)

320

340

Driving range, indicative real-world WLTP standard (kms)

2701

3852

CO2 emissions while driving (g/km)

0

0

 

Specifications

LEAF 40kWh

LEAF e+ 62kWh

Charging

On-board AC charger

Capacity (kW) 

6.6 

6.6

Charging port 

Type 2 (Mennekes) 

Type 2 (Mennekes) 

Charging time (empty warning to 100%):

10A MODE-2 cable with 3-pin domestic socket3

21h00

32h00

Charging time (empty warning to 100%): 32A MODE-3 cable with Type 2 socket4 

7h30

11h30

On-board DC quick charger

Peak Capacity (kW)

50

100

Charging port

CHAdeMO 

CHAdeMO 

Charging time (20% to 80%): 50kW CHAdeMO quick charger5

60min

90min

Charging time (20% to 80%): 100kW CHAdeMO quick charger5

60min

45min

Bi-directional charge capability

S

S

 

To learn more about Nissan LEAF, visit https://www.nissan.com.au/vehicles/browse-range/leaf.html.

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Contact

Karla Leach  

Director – Corporate Communications

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Email: karla_leach@nissan.com.au

Mobile: 0429 334 832

 

Emily Fadeyev

Senior Manager – Corporate Communications

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Email: emily_fadeyev@nissan.com.au

Mobile: 0407 820 192  

 

Dominique Duce  

Corporate Communications Specialist 

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4181

Email: Dominique_Duce@nissan.com.au

 

 

1. 315km range tested to Australian NEDC ADR81/02 standard. 270km indicative driving range using the new WLTP test procedure for the European spec model. Note Australian model has not been tested using WLTP test procedure. Figures obtained after the battery was fully charged. Figures stated for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles tested to the same technical procedures only. Actual real world driving range may vary depending on factors such as battery age and condition, driving style, use of heating/cooling, traffic conditions, weather conditions, any accessories fitted and vehicle load.

2. 450km range tested to Australian NEDC ADR81/02 standard. 385km indicative driving range using the new WLTP test procedure for the European spec model. Note Australian model has not been tested using WLTP test procedure. Figures obtained after the battery was fully charged. Figures stated for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles tested to the same technical procedures only. Actual real world driving range may vary depending on factors such as battery age and condition, driving style, use of heating/cooling, traffic conditions, weather conditions, any accessories fitted and vehicle load.

3. Home charging time is based on, and requires use of a 10A / 230v wall socket (GPO). Home Charging time will be dependent on charging conditions, including Home Charging type and condition, battery temperature and size as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Home Charging time is based on Nissan testing. Before using this product at home, consult with a licensed electrician to ensure your homes electrical system can support the use.

4. Home Charging time is based on, and requires use of a 32A / 6.6kW (7kW) wall box. Home Charging time will be dependent on charging conditions, including Home Charging type and condition, battery temperature and size as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Home Charging time is based on Nissan testing. Before using this product at home, consult with a licensed electrician to ensure your homes electrical system can support the use.

5. Time dependent on charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Indicated rapid charging time requires use of a CHAdeMO rapid charger. The Nissan LEAF (40kW & 62kW) are designed to support the majority of journeys in daily life and is equipped with charging safeguards to protect the battery during repeated rapid charging sessions in a short period of time. The time taken for successive rapid charging can take longer if the battery temperature activates the battery safeguarding technology.

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