Q & A With New Nissan LEAF Chief Engineer – Video
Bjørn Nyland has released a follow-up video to his walk-around of the 2018 Nissan LEAF presented in Norway, with answers to several questions posed to the popular presenter who spoke to Nissan’s Chef Engineer on their behalf.
Bjørn’s viewers asked about tow bar (there will be none, but the e-NV200 has the towing capability), roof rack (yes, but it’s not know yet the maximum weight) and vegan interior (not available, but there isn’t much leather beside seats anyway).
Another important question was about battery degradation in countries like Spain (think Europe’s Arizona…sort of) and there is no clear answer from Nissan. The EV doesn’t have liquid battery cooling (but it does still have warranty on the capacity).
Bjørn suggests it could still not be the best choice for Spain. For the cold climate however, the battery is equipped with heater.
The next question is about bigger battery. It’s expected later in 2018 as a 60 kWh unit (with ~225 miles of range), but there is no solid details and Nissan is still mum on the details.
Can existing customers purchase the new 40 kWh battery pack for the old generation LEAF (24 or 30 kWh battery)? The pack form factor is the same, so technically it could work, but Nissan says it will not offer the upgrade option.