New owners of Nissan’s electric car, the LEAF, who also have a BlackBerry or Android-powered smartphone can now connect to their LEAFs in a new way.
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Nissan and the two smartphone manufacturers have unveiled a new application that allows you to control the charging process, HVAC controls and monitor the battery life of your LEAF from your BlackBerry or Android-operated smartphone.
“Nissan understands that telematics and other communication services are important for consumers,” said Trisha Jung, Nissan’s director for Vehicle Connected Services. “By providing accessibility and functionality to the Nissan LEAF through all major smartphone platforms, we are truly delivering ‘Innovation for All.’”
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Refresher: Power for the 2012 Nissan LEAF 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 90 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. Prices for the 2012 Nissan LEAF will start at $35,200.
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