Nissan Leaf

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The Nissan Leaf is a compact five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan, introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010, and now in its second generation.wikipedia
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The Nissan Leaf is a compact five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan, introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010, and now in its second generation.
The top-selling vehicle of the car-maker's fully electric lineup is the Nissan LEAF, an all-electric car and the world's top-selling highway-capable plug-in electric car in history.

Smyrna, Tennessee

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, Nissan has an installed capacity to produce 250,000 Leafs per year: 150,000 at Smyrna, Tennessee, 50,000 at Oppama, Japan, and 50,000 at Sunderland, England.
In 2012, Smyrna began manufacturing Nissan's electric car, the Nissan Leaf.

Miles per gallon gasoline equivalent

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Under its five-cycle testing, the United States Environmental Protection Agency found the 2011 model Leaf's energy consumption to be 21.2 /100 km (/100 miles) and rated the Leaf combined fuel economy at 99 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent MPGe (2.4 L/100 km), with an equivalent 106 mpgus in city driving and 92 mpgus on highways.
The MPGe metric was introduced in November 2010 by EPA in the Monroney sticker of the Nissan Leaf electric car and the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.

Yokosuka

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, Nissan has an installed capacity to produce 250,000 Leafs per year: 150,000 at Smyrna, Tennessee, 50,000 at Oppama, Japan, and 50,000 at Sunderland, England.
The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Cube, and Nissan Juke models are assembled in the 520,000 m2 Oppama plant in Yokosuka.

Electric vehicle battery

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The electric vehicle battery consists of air-cooled, stacked laminated lithium ion manganese oxide batteries manufactured by Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC).
Nissan Leaf I: 24–30 kWh

Electric vehicle warning sounds

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The 2011 Leaf includes digital warning sounds, one for forward motion and another for reverse, to alert pedestrians, the blind, and others of its otherwise silent presence.
Several automakers have developed electric warning sound devices, and since December 2011 advanced technology cars available in the market with manually activated electric warning sounds include the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Honda FCX Clarity, Nissan Fuga Hybrid/Infiniti M35, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and the Toyota Prius (Japan only).

Nissan Cube

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The technology in the EV-11 was previously developed and tested in the EV-01 and EV-02 test cars, built with an all-electric powertrain that used the Nissan Cube (Z11) as a development mule.
However, the only production electric vehicle announced since then was Nissan LEAF, which was based on Nissan Tiida.

SAE J1772

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Before late 2016, the Nissan Leaf S and SV came with a standard SAE J1772 connector for level 1 and 2 charging (120/220 volts AC) while the SV trim line came with an additional CHAdeMO port for DC fast charging.
The SAE J1772-2009 was adopted by the car manufacturers of post-2000 electric vehicles like the third generation of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf as the early models.

Tesla Model S

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Total sales totaled 43,651 units worldwide in 2015, down 29% from 2014, and making the Leaf the world's second best-selling plug-in car in 2015 after the Tesla Model S.
The Tesla Model S was the top selling plug-in electric car worldwide in 2015 and 2016, and by the end of 2018 continued to rank as the second most-sold electric car in history after the Nissan Leaf.

Sunderland

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, Nissan has an installed capacity to produce 250,000 Leafs per year: 150,000 at Smyrna, Tennessee, 50,000 at Oppama, Japan, and 50,000 at Sunderland, England.
The factory and its supplier companies remain the largest employers in the region, with current cars produced there including the Nissan Qashqai, the Nissan Juke and the electric Nissan LEAF.

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK

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After the crisis, Nissan announced that the new Juke model would be built starting in July 2010, replacing the Micra (now produced in Chennai, India) and that NMUK would be the European manufacturing location for the Electric Vehicle Leaf model beginning in 2011, as well as an on-site lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility.

Charging station

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Initially the Leaf was sold in all markets including the battery pack and is not compatible with QuickDrop battery swapping developed by its alliance partner Renault.
Use an external charger, which converts AC current into DC current and charges the vehicle at 50 kW (e.g. Nissan Leaf) or more (e.g. 120-135 kW Tesla Model S).

Automotive Energy Supply Corporation

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The electric vehicle battery consists of air-cooled, stacked laminated lithium ion manganese oxide batteries manufactured by Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC).
In 2010 the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle began production, using batteries from AESC.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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With global sales of more than 22,000 units in 2011, the Leaf surpassed the Mitsubishi i MiEV as the best selling all-electric car in history.
This rating allowed the 2012 Mitsubishi i to get a higher MPG-e rating than the 2011 Nissan Leaf, which was rated at 99 MPGe (2.4 L/100 km) combined, but the Leaf rated a better range due to the Mitsubishi i's smaller battery pack.

CarWings

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The Nissan Leaf employs telematics system called CarWings which originally was only available in Japan.
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Fuel economy in automobiles

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Under its five-cycle testing, the United States Environmental Protection Agency found the 2011 model Leaf's energy consumption to be 21.2 /100 km (/100 miles) and rated the Leaf combined fuel economy at 99 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent MPGe (2.4 L/100 km), with an equivalent 106 mpgus in city driving and 92 mpgus on highways.
Following the efficiency claims made for vehicles such as Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recommended to use EPA's new vehicle fuel efficiency formula that gives different values depending on fuel used.

Nissan B platform

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Electric vehicle network

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Other companies make compatible charging stations, and companies and local government have various initiatives to create networks of public charging stations.
The Netherlands is one of the first European markets for the Nissan Leaf;

CHAdeMO

Before late 2016, the Nissan Leaf S and SV came with a standard SAE J1772 connector for level 1 and 2 charging (120/220 volts AC) while the SV trim line came with an additional CHAdeMO port for DC fast charging.
Nissan LEAF

European Car of the Year

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Among other awards and recognition, the Nissan Leaf has won the 2010 Green Car Vision Award, the 2011 European Car of the Year, the 2011 World Car of the Year, and the 2011–2012 Car of the Year Japan.
In November 2010, the Nissan Leaf was the first electrically-powered vehicle to be awarded Car of the Year.

World Car of the Year

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Among other awards and recognition, the Nissan Leaf has won the 2010 Green Car Vision Award, the 2011 European Car of the Year, the 2011 World Car of the Year, and the 2011–2012 Car of the Year Japan.
The Nissan Leaf, Audi A8, and BMW 5 Series were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Carlos Ghosn

By mid September, Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that there is an improved second generation battery coming online that will cost less than the previous one.
The Nissan Leaf, an electric car billed as "the world's first affordable zero-emission car", debuted in December 2010.

Government incentives for plug-in electric vehicles

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The battery leasing option lowers the price of the level entry model to GB£20,990 before applying the Plug-in Car Grant.
Sales of the first mass-production plug-in cars by major carmakers began in late December 2010, with the introduction of the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt.

Infiniti LE

The Nissan Infiniti LE concept all-electric car was unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.
The Infiniti LE Concept is based on the Nissan Leaf platform.

Electric car use by country

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Electric car use by country
After the introduction of the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt in late December 2010, the first mass-production plug-in electric cars by major manufacturers, plug-in sales grew to about 50,000 units in 2011, to 125,000 in 2012, and almost 213,000 cars and utility vans in 2013.