The Nissan LEAF® has zero emissions, so it doesn't even need a tailpipe. The battery, which is half the weight and twice the power of the nickel-metal hydride batteries used in hybrids, gives you an ultra-efficient ride. It powers an advanced 80kW AC synchronous electric motor for the quietest, smoothest ride you've ever experienced.
THE SCIENCE OF DRIVING
THE NEW FUEL
Look under the hood and you’ll notice a few things that you normally find in a gasoline-powered vehicle are missing. That’s because it’s 100% electric. The Nissan LEAF® stores its power in 48 lithium-ion battery modules with an advanced design that fits snuggly under the floor boards. This not only helps optimize interior comfort and space, but also means a low center of gravity for seriously fun handling.
The standard 24 kWh or the optionnal 30kWh lithium-ion battery stores its energy to power the 80 kW AC motor in 48 lithium-ion modules. Each module contains four lithium-ion battery cells and provides enough power to the motor to generate 187 lb-ft of torque off the line, and 107 horsepower.
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY WARRANTY
Every Canadian specification Nissan LEAF® is backed by a New Vehicle Limited Warranty providing: 36-month/60,000 kilometer basic coverage (whichever occurs earlier); 60-month/100,000 kilometer powertrain and electric vehicle system coverage (whichever occurs earlier); and 96 months/160,000 kilometer Lithium-Ion Battery coverage (whichever occurs earlier). [*] For extra protection you can also add Security+Plus®, the only extended service agreement approved by Nissan.
Lithium-ion Battery Gradual Capacity Loss:
In addition to the Lithium-ion Battery Coverage for defects in materials or workmanship (96 months/160,000 kilometers), the Nissan LEAF® Lithium-ion battery is also warranted against capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge. See your Owner's Manual for tips on maximizing battery life and capacity.