Here is the new 2011 Nissan LEAF EV in person at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan will launch 5,000 units of the Leaf in the United States late next year. The move will help Nissan North America to gear up to sell the Leaf two years ahead of its mass-market launch in 2011.
Refresher: Power comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan LEAF allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes.
Tokyo 2009: 2011 Nissan Leaf:
2011 Nissan Leaf:
– By: Kap Shah