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2016-02-17

Nissan 'reveals' new Leaf 30kWh



Nissan has 'revealed' its new longer-range Leaf 30kWh with a spectacular film, showcasing the car's benefits in these chilly temperatures. The new Leaf 30kWh is on sale across Europe and Nissan took one to Norway to shoot a short publicity video.
The best-selling EV has an official range of 155 miles in 30kWh specification, 25 per cent further than the 24kWh model. Even accounting for real-world driving range, it has a range of more than 120 miles on a single charge, which is better than its rivals.
Also upgraded is the NissanConnect EV system, which replaces the CarWings set-up found on older models. Just as before though, you can pre-condition the car using a computer, tablet or smartphone - as is demonstrated in the video filmed on top of a Norwegian mountain.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe: "The new Nissan Leaf 30kWh is a great example of Nissan's pioneering and innovative spirit. We constantly strive to push the boundaries of what is possible with zero emission technology going further so our customers can go further."
The Nissan Leaf was frozen into its icy blanket by Norwegian ice specialist, Mr Iceman AS. Jack Stensland, CEO, said: "I have never frozen an electric car before, but it sounded like an interesting challenge, and I think the end result is stunning."
As one of the biggest EV markets in the world, taking the Leaf to Norefjell in Norway proved particularly useful as it demonstrated the car's increased range even in freezing temperatures. For drivers in cold climates, Nissan offers a Nordic Pack with a battery heater to counter the draining effects extremely low temperatures have on a car's range.