Published on January 10th, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill12
New Nissan Leaf Offers Faster Charger
January 10th, 2013 by Joshua S Hill
The new 2013 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle will be filled with improvements and will be manufactured in the United States, next door to the country’s largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant.
One of the big improvements in the new Nissan Leaf will be a faster charging time, thanks to a new, onboard, 6.6 kW charger that reduces 220V charging time nearly in half, down to approximately four hours for a full charge.
Additionally, the new 2013 Leaf will come in a cheaper (although currently unpriced) S model as well as the existing SV and SL grades.
An array of enhancements have been added to the Leaf SL, including leather-appointed seating and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while three new option packages have been made available, offering advanced systems such as Around View® Monitor and 7-speaker Bose® energy-efficient audio.
Most important the new Leaf is expected to offer improved range; though, any specs are being held back until closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.
“The refinements and enhancements for 2013 hit at the core of customer requests during LEAF’s first two years – available features providing quicker charging, improved range expectations and the ability to fine-tune the equipment levels to exact owner needs, whether they desire fewer standard features for an even more affordable car or more luxury amenities like leather-appointed seating and premium audio,” said Nissan Division Vice President and General Manager Al Castignetti.
The full spec-list and press release detailing the changes and improvements to the 2013 Nissan Leaf range can be seen here.