2011 NISSAN LEAF DIGITAL BROCHURE –
Innovation for the planet. The 100% electric, no-gas Nissan LEAF™.
INNOVATION FOR THE PLANET. INNOVATION FOR ALL. –
The 100% electric Nissan LEAF™ is the first mass-produced electric car for everyone. For everyday driving. With full-size room for 5 and speeds of up to 90 mph. There's 100% available torque right off the line and an estimated range of 100 miles.1
BATTERY TECHNOLOGY AND CHARGING
– LEAF™ runs completely on electricity stored in our most advanced laminated lithium-ion battery ever, that's backed by an 8-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty. Every time you slow down you're generating power, produced by regenerative braking. It's then stored in Nissan LEAF's battery. Your home charging dock will be your primary charging station, and uses a 220/240-V dedicated line. Delivered with a 110/120-V trickle-charge cable, LEAF charges anywhere there is a plug. Plug in at a DC fast-charge station, and reach 80% charge in about 30 minutes. Stay connected and communicate with LEAF remotely through your smartphone or laptop. Schedule off-peak charging, and pre-set the heat or A/C functions from any web-enabled phone or your computer. Your phone keeps you connected, showing your remaining battery charge and drivable distance. Always know your charging status, and be alerted when fully charged. From inside LEAF, see your vehicle and battery status, as well as charging station locations. CARWINGS™, a telematics system, helps you know battery status and drivable distance, then receive an e-mail alert when LEAF is charged. Learn your driving history. Plan your route.2
– LEAF™ provides lots of info to help you get the most out of every charge and keep an eye on your range. Of course, driving at moderate, more constant speeds is always a good idea. You can pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin, and use a moderate temperature setting while driving. A power meter tracks your power consumption. How much charge is left and how many miles remain in your driving range? The same screen displays both and is updating regularly based on power use and your driving style. The innovative IT system has 8 menus to help you manage trips and optimize performance. Pertinent stats are there, like remaining charge, range in miles and nearby charging spots. See how many miles you'll gain or lose by adjusting the climate controls. Maximizing the distance to empty by limiting motor output, increasing regenerative braking and cutting back on the air conditioning or heating, Eco mode can improve range up to 10% in certain conditions. If your battery is running low, a light comes on and you'll be shown where charging stations are within range. If your battery becomes critically low, the turtle icon lights up. You're in power-limitation mode, which automatically minimizes energy consumption and reduces your speed to help you get to a charging station. For added peace of mind, Nissan provides 3 years of complimentary roadside assistance with every LEAF.
– LEAF™ is special because it's electric, but it's a real car too. So you'll enjoy the very latest in Nissan technology. From an advanced navigation system to Bluetooth® and iPod® connectivity.3,4,5 The innovative navigation system in LEAF not only gives you the most economical route and points of interest, but displays your range based on location as well as nearby charging spots too.3 Then XM NavTraffic® has real-time updates.6 Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and take that call. Use convenient steering-wheel-mounted controls or the navigation touch-screen to make and receive calls. Even store your address book, thanks to the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.4 Your playlist comes along and you can control your MP3 player through steering-wheel-mounted controls, while song info is displayed on the dash display. And of course, the USB input also plays MP3s of a supported USB thumb drive.7
PROTECTING MORE THAN THE PLANET
– LEAF™ is built not only to surpass the government's rigorous safety standards, but LEAF's battery pack has been put through a series of extreme stress tests. A triple-protection structure system helps protect and keep the battery intact. In the event of an impact, an impact sensor will cut off the high-voltage power supply. The Nissan Advanced Air Bag System incorporates seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor to inflate the dual-stage supplemental front air bags according to crash severity and seat-belt usage.8 Zone Body construction, with front and rear crumple zones and an energy-absorbing steering column, plays an important role in helping to keep you safe. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps make it easy to keep tires properly inflated. LEAF's Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) helpfully monitors your steering and braking inputs and the vehicle's motion.9 When the standard Traction Control System (TCS) senses drive-wheel spin, it responds and assists by reducing motor output or applying brake pressure to help maintain traction.
1 100 miles based upon US EPA LA4 city cycle conducted in laboratory tests. See http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/fe_test_schedules.shtml. Based upon EPA five-cycle tests using varying driving conditions and climate controls, the EPA has rated the Nissan LEAF&trade a driving range of 73 miles. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Actual range wil vary depending upon driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, temperature, and battery age. 2 CARWINGS™ communicates through a cellular network which may not be available in all areas. Signal strength may vary and be limited for the Nissan LEAF™ and your location. Certain remote functions require a compatible smartphone, not included with vehicle. CARWINGS™ information system features are included through a subscription service which requires owner consent to activate and is included in the price of the vehicle for the first 36 months. After that time, a subscription service can be purchased. CARWINGS communications may be received at a verified e-mail address or by SMS/text messaging-enabled mobile phone. Standard text rates and/or data usage may apply depending on your carrier. 3 Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road regulations. 4 Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. 5 Always give your full attention to driving. Avoid operating your iPod® in such a way that you can be distracted during vehicle operation. See dealer for details. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. iPod not included. 6 XM Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic require subscriptions sold separately after trial period. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement at xmradio.com. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2011 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. 7 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Do not operate any devices connected to the USB or auxiliary audio input jack while driving. 8 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system; always wear your seat belt. Even with the occupant-classification sensor, rear-facing child restraints should not be place in the front-passenger’s seat. Also, all children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents; see your Owner’s Manual for more details. 9 VDC, which should remain on when driving except when freeing the vehicle from mud or snow, cannot prevent accidents due to abrupt steering, carelessness, or dangerous driving techniques. Always drive safely. ®Adobe and Flash are registered trademarks of Adobe, Inc. ©2011 Nissan North America, Inc.