Nissan LEAF: Beyond Zero Emissions – Video

JUL 14 2014 BY MARK KANE 6

2011 Nissan LEAF

2011 Nissan LEAF – seats use a fabric made from recycled PET bottles

The 2014 Model Year Of The Nissan LEAF Can Only Be Considered A Sales Success

2014 Nissan LEAF

In this video, Nissan puts a strong case forward that the LEAF is environmentally friendly, and not only because its a zero emissions vehicle.

Beyond zero emissions, LEAF can boast a 25% share of materials made from recycled materials or 375 kg from 1,460 kg of weight! This is a huge contribution and we must add that additional benefits will come from secondary use of batteries.

Here is video presenting how some LEAF parts are made from old clothes or electric appliances and, by the way… 124,000 LEAFs were already sold globally.

“For Nissan, the all-electric LEAF represents a sustainable future in zero-emission mobility, but the commitment to green doesn’t end there. Around 25% of materials in a LEAF are made from recycled materials.”

“The LEAF has contributed to reducing CO2 emission by some 151,000 tons* since its launch in 2010, but the engineering team behind the world’s best-selling electric vehicle aims to go beyond zero emissions and develop an environmentally-neutral lineup of cars.”

“The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with 124,000 units sold globally to date.”

*Figures are based on 54% of total sales, due to data gathered only from cars registered with Carwings.”

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I wasn’t impressed with the carpet in my 2011 Leaf. So far, my 2013 seems to be a bit better.

I hope that Nissan works hard to reduce the aerodynamic drag of the Leaf. This would extend the range, with the same battery, since a large majority of the load on the motor comes from aero drag. It is greater than 50% even at just 30MPH, and is ~75% at 55MPH, and climbs quickly to 85-90% at regular highway speeds.

Getting a lot more range with the same battery pack means the Leaf has a lot more value, for no additional cost.

Wow. I didn’t realize the drag was so high even at 30mph. It does seem like there’s a lot of benefit to be taken by improving the coefficient of drag on the Leaf.

+1 Neil

Not only should they lower the CoD and increase the range, they should make the LEAF more attractive. EV manufacturers need to stop designing quirky products and think about the main stream buyers, if they want to grow their EV market share. I think BMW make a big mistake with the i3’s look and Tesla seems to be the only one who gets it.

I Loved my Leaf for three years. It looked gorgeous from some angles and odd from others. Mainy the headlights bugged the crap out of me. I got used to it though, if I could have upgraded the battery to double rang I would have kept the car. Now I have the Rav 4 ev which is better in every way (120+ mile range, roomy, good looks) except it lacks quick charging because Toyota and Tesla wanted to make sure that the Rav 4 was hard to sell, so Toyota could say see, almost nobody wants a car that takes 5-10 hours to charge… this car has a hard time selling. EV’s are not ready. In reality, a 120 mile range works for 95% of my driving, Quick charging would make it work for 100% of my driving. Tesla and Daimler made the same stupid moron mistake with the E-class and didn’t add quick charging. I think Tesla might have idiot savants for their product people or they are purposely sabotaging their partners as all Tesla Model S cars come with quick charging or the ability to pay to enable quick charging after the initial purchase.

Woah, the video is really nice!