The Nissan LEAF has zero emissions [*] – no tailpipe required. The battery, which is half the weight and twice the power of the nickel-metal hydride batteries used in hybrids, gives you an efficient ride. It powers an advanced 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor for the quietest, smoothest ride you've ever experienced.
THE SCIENCE OF DRIVING ELECTRIC
The New Fuel
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 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 New Brakes
THE NEW BRAKES
Every time you coast or apply the brakes in the Nissan LEAF® the electric motor acts as an electric generator, converting energy that would otherwise be wasted into battery energy. So even when you’re slowing down, you’re charging up.
The 30 kWh lithium-ion battery stores its energy to power the 80 kW AC motor in 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 up to 107 horsepower.
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY LIMITED WARRANTY
Every U.S. specification Nissan LEAF is backed by a New Vehicle Limited Warranty providing: 36-month/36,000-mile (whichever occurs earlier) basic coverage; 60-month/60,000-mile (whichever occurs earlier) powertrain and electric vehicle system coverage; and 96 months/100,000 miles (whichever occurs earlier) Lithium-Ion Battery coverage. [*] For extra protection you can also add Security+Plus®, the only extended service agreement approved by Nissan.
Lithium-ion Battery Gradual Capacity Loss:
IIn addition to the Lithium-ion Battery Coverage for defects in materials or workmanship (96 months/100,000 miles, whichever comes first), 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 for a period of 96 months or 100,000 miles (whichever occurs first) with the 30 kWh battery [*] . See your Owner's Manual for tips on maximizing battery life and capacity.
Complimentary rental car program:
For the first 36 months/36,000 miles (whichever occurs first), your participating Nissan LEAF® certified dealer will provide the owner a complimentary rental vehicle when a warrantable repair is performed, subject to availability and the eligibility requirements. (See your Nissan dealer and read the Roadside Assistance section of your Warranty Information Booklet for complete details and eligibility requirements.)
Electric Vehicle (EV) System Coverage
The Electric Vehicle (EV) System includes, but is not limited to, the following items: Motor, Inverter unit, VCM, Reduction gear, DC/DC converter, Onboard charger, Onboard charger connector, and Trickle charge cable.