There are great expectations 2013 Nissan Leaf as one of the most important market electric cars. This is a second generation of the blade and make the improvements that will surely bring more buyers to the brand and we certainly hope that further improvements will be delivered to the next generations.
The new 2013 Nissan Leaf looks almost identical to the original model of outdoor activities, with some minor aerodynamic tweaks to the front grille and wing mirrors. There is also a new set of alloy wheels 17 inches, finished in two-tone bronze and dark gray aluminum. The main frame is the same, but that’s not a bad thing – it looks like a hatchback modern home, with the design of Zero Emission logo on the trunk lid and the lack of a fuel cap being the only signs of what ‘s under the hood.
Below, however, there has been a lot of changes. Agents Nissan told us that there were at least 100, ranging from the small, such as an integrated lock outlet to keep young people out of running your car while charging, huge brand new system additions . The propulsion system has actually been repackaged to minimize the weight of 32 kg, and the boot has earned 40 liters out of the area thanks to a charger system relocated.
The interior has also gotten a complete makeover. The white trim actually the old model has been modified with a more traditional black design – may not have the same feel futuristic, but it should be much easier to keep clean, especially with small children in the back. The mention of the back, there is an extra 5 cm of legroom rating three and four thanks to redesigned front seats.
CARWINGS system Nissan paired device does return, allowing you to pre-heat the car on a cold day using your smartphone or keep track of the load of the car from inside your house. That’s on top of the features that are more typically Bluetooth, which is to share the address book and music playback, either an iOS or Android device.
The center console also include integrated satellite navigation, and the top of the range Tekno model also includes reverse parking camera. Like a rear bumper mounted camera, wide angle cameras are on the front, back and sides of the car to give them a full 360 degree view of the park.
2013 Nissan Leaf Back
The fully digital instrument panel is a bit intimidating at first, with the top speed to put the current in your field of vision and the bottom section shows remaining miles, battery temperature and efficiency of the regenerative braking system.
The first thing you see is how fast the Nissan Leaf 2013 increases as soon as you get out on the road. The 0-60 time of 11.5 seconds is misleading – in lights, floor the accelerator and the blade moves away amazingly fast. It is roughly on par with a 1.6-liter turbo diesel, except the power comes as soon as you dip the pedal, rather than an accumulated while you wait for the turbo to put on constant.
It is this system that the battery slightly when braking, like KERS car recharges in Formula One By itself, you can squeeze a few extra miles of battery when on a long trip, but are new and Eco modes braking going a step further.
Committed pushing the shift knob with the drive setting for the second time mode makes the braking regenerative braking system to be more aggressive, engage when the car is slowing down or shoot natural inertia and not only when the brake. Suggests that FreeWheel least get more return freight during a trip and system likewise resembles the feeling of engine braking in a car petrol or diesel. It certainly makes the transition smoother and less like driving a golf cart fossil fuels.
The floor-mounted battery gives the 2013 Nissan Leaf center of gravity to balance the plant firmly in the way, but with enough response on the wheel to throw it round corners when the time comes.
2013 Nissan Leaf Side
Getting the maximum range of a leaf is a bit like driving a petrol car when you are trying to be as fuel efficient as possible – use the air conditioning will eat into its projected maximum, as will aggressive acceleration. Nissan says that the new model can reach 113 miles on a full charge under optimal conditions, but 80-90 seems more likely for a lot of drivers.
2013 Nissan Leaf Efficiency
You can connect the car to an outlet at home routine and return to full charge in eight hours, when you finally run out of battery. With a 32A plug, this time is reduced by half, and if you find a point CHAdeMO 80% can be reached in about half an hour. There is a light in the charging port mounted hood now, so it is easier to connect at night.
The 2013 Nissan Leaf drives like any other automatic car, only gearless not have to worry about a gearbox that can not keep up with your driving style. Power is always available (as long as you have the burden) and placed on the road quickly.
The sound, or lack thereof, is immediately obvious. No sound when the power switch is pressed, no sound when edging forwards traffic and no sound when haring a dual carriageway at 70, apart from wind and road noise from the tires. The novelty not then disappears along our time with the car, with plenty of spectators still surprised by the absence of noise.
At list price, the 2013 Nissan Leaf is definitely expensive for a family saloon, which usually begin around 12,000. Expenses 20,990 basic level Visia, Acenta 23,490 middle range and high range Tekna 25,490. With the government’s EV grant these prices stop 5,000 each, making them a little more reasonable, and Nissan has also launched a scheme to lease the battery, reducing prices by another 5,000. This requires a 70-month charge to cover battery rental.
2013 Nissan Leaf Interior
Actually, the battery will be worth more than the car in 10 years, with Nissan expecting some customers to pull them and stick them in their lofts, attach to wind turbines or are used to power their homes.
Based on what we’ve seen, the new 2013 Nissan Leaf is an improvement over the original model in almost every way. The extended range, low price and a growing list of incentives, such as tax road courtesy, exemption from the London congestion charge and claimed running costs from as little as 2.5 p per mile are all arguments the choice of an electric car like the Leaf, especially if you are a traveler who usually travels less than 80 miles in a single trip.
2013 Leaf Range
For longer trips, the simple fact is that the UK does not currently have the infrastructure to support electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf 2013. You will only be able to go so far before you have to find a charging point, many stations only motorway service currently equipped with charging points.
That will change in the coming months and years. The government is encouraging electric cars with a range of plans and investments that should see the network of chargers to increase significantly by 2014. British Gas charge point 16A will be set to your home for free, or a point of 32A $ 99, allowing you to load the fastest car.
If you live in central London, the 2013 Nissan Leaf is already emerging as a good investment, however next year, could soon be appearing on the roads far away from the capital of our country.