The family electric Nissan is short, but its success has been very great
In 2010, if six years ago, Nissan decided to go for the electric technology, while other brands are focused on the hybrid systems. A decision that many criticized, but that is on track to be successful, as this is a thing of the hybrids, but what about the future? Because the future is electric and Nissan has managed to not only be a pioneer of this technology, but has also succeeded with it.
And is that in 2010 we first saw the Nissan LEAF (Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car). In this way, so bombastic, the japanese introduced us in a world that is virtually unknown. But as I said, a lot of time has passed, and in little more than half a decade what bizarre has become usual, not normal. But there are.
And the truth is that the LEAF exemplifies in itself the passage of time, as it has been evolving at the same time that it did the technology. The concept has always remained, but has been improved. When we learned of it Nissan we promised a maximum autonomy of 150 km. Today we are going for 250, thanks to the model of 2015 with 30 kWh.
Thanks to Nissan and the LEAF have become the reference of a segment, which even today is a minority, conquered the world in the future. there are Already more than 65,000 units sold, a 24% share of the european market. If we add to this the Nissan e-NV200, will reach the 75,000 electric Nissan sold in Europe, and 260,000 in all the world.
The LEAF evolves little by little, but always with a firm step and sure
The question that all the world is made is: is it worth to buy today a electric? It is the eternal question and the eternal dispute. Well it is true that Spain, and the current legislation, it is not very active in promoting the sales, rather the opposite, but come into play many factors that can vary for each case. And it is there where it enters the mindset, our own mentality.
we All know the limitations of an electric car: charging points, range, price… however the biggest problem is in our heads. A Spanish travels by car an average distance daily a little more than 40 kilometers, if we multiply by five working days, the total distance does not reach to the autonomy of the LEAF, then, why not purchase a electric?
The manufacturers have stipulated that the one who today is buying an electric makes it as a second car. that Is to say a means of cheap transport in order to make journeys everyday, so you can use a combustion car at specific times. And that is why the brands understand that the autonomy of the electric cars today is more than enough. Although they are awaiting the next evolution in batteries.
Although the LEAF steal almost all the covers, the e-NV200 also has importance
electric cars are ready to receive such upgrade or improvement. In fact Nissan has already shown thanks to a pioneering project. The Nissan LEAF 48 kWh. An exercise of creativity on the part of the engineers in the technology centre of Nissan in Barcelona. What has come out of hundreds of hours of free time of employees of Nissan may well anticipate the next step in the market of electric cars.
As I say only it is a project, the project Cocoon, but we’ll get there. The figures attest to the bet. To do so, just has been necessary to duplicate the battery model 2013, which we recall was of 24 kWh. The rest of the car remains the same. The advantage is obvious, since according to one of its creators, the LEAF 48 kWh is able to roll over more than 300 kilometres with a driving absolutely normal.
A considerable distance and a lot more of what we may need in a normal day. But very nice resulting data the reality is totally opposite. The combustion engine still has a long road ahead, but I do not doubt that he might disappear for the lack of natural resources. It is then when the electric take over. The way is positive, and sure that Nissan and the LEAF will still be by then the references in the segment.
The prototype of LEAF 48 kWh gives us an insight of the future of the model and of the technology