Nissan Releases Specs For The 2011 Leaf EV

by Nissan in the News on November 3, 2010

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While plenty of reviews of the all-electric Nissan Leaf have been published, many details concerning its performance, battery size, curb weight and other details haven’t officially been released by Nissan – until now. Nissan of Europe just released many technical details of that have yet to be released on this side of the pond. Some of the major details are as follows:

  • Battery capacity: 24 kWh
  • Curb weight: 3,366 pounds
  • Max. engine power: 107 horsepower available from 2,730 to 9,800 rpm (max. rpm listed at 10,390)
  • Max. torque: 206.5 pound-feet available from 0-2,730 rpm
  • Acceleration 0-62 miles per hour: 11.9* seconds
  • Top speed: 89* miles per hour

* Data is subject to certification by the relevant authorities and may therefore be subject to change.

“This is just the beginning. Nissan has already announced the development of zero-emissions versions of the award-winning NV200 light van and people carrier and we have other pure EVs being readied for launch right now,’” said Pierre Loing vice president of product strategy and planning and head of the zero emission business unit at Nissan International SA, Nissan’s European headquarters. “The Nissan LEAF and the electric light commercial van are the first of four 100 per cent electric vehicles from Nissan to be brought to market over the next few years.”

Some of these numbers are not quite on par with what others have been reporting. For example, the Leaf’s official 0-60 mph times have been bested by numerous test drives from various publications. But nevertheless, these numbers are official.

See the section below for an even more robust list of official Leaf details from Nissan of Europe.

LEAF – Technical Specs
EUR LHD

Body type 5 door hatchback
Available grades unique grade
Seating capacity persons 5

Engine code EM61
Elec. Motor type AC synchronous
Max. engine power 1) kW(PS)/min-1 80[109] /2730-9800rpm
Max. torque 1) Nm/min-1 280 /0-2730rpm
max RPM 10,390
Energy type Electricity
Ignition system / Intake system (Diesel) Electronic

Type Laminated lithium ion
Voltage V 345
Capacity kWh 24
Number of cells 192

On-board charger kW 3.3
Quick charger kW 50
Charging cable 6m long (3.7kg)

Clutch type (AT) Automatic
Transmission code RE1F61A
Gear ratio Single Speed Gear Reduction
Final drive ratio (AT) 7.9377
Driven wheels Front

Suspension front Independent Mac Pherson strut
rear Torsion beam axle
Steering Electric power assisted
Braking system Regenerative – FR Ventilated Disc
RR Ventilated Disc
Stability control system (option) ESP (Standard)
Wheel size (option) 16inch 6.5J PCD:114.3 5nut
Tyre size (option) 205/55R16

Kerb weight min./max. 2) kg 1,525/1,595
Gross Vehicle Weight kg 1,965
Max. payload min/max2) kg 440/370
Overall length mm 4,450
Overall width mm 1,770
Overall height mm 1,550
Wheelbase mm 2,700
Track front mm 1,540
rear mm 1,535
Luggage capacity (option) (VDA) l 330
max. with folded seats (VDA) l 680
Cd 0.29
Frontal area m2 2.27

Electricity consumption 3)
Autonomy (US LA4 Mode) km 160km
CO2 mass emission (Combined) g/km 0
Max. speed km/h 144*
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h sec 11.9*
Min. turning circle (kerb to kerb) m 10.4

*Data is subject to certification by the relevant authorities and may therefore be subject to change.
1) In accordance with 1999/99/EC.
2) Figures in accordance with EC Directive. Kerb weight condition is without driver and including coolant, oils, fuel, spare wheel
and tools. Pay load will be reduced depending on the options and/or accessories installed.
3) In accordance with 1999/100/EC. (Optional equipment, maintenance, driving behaviour, road and weather conditions may affect the official results)
4) Figures shown are with driver + 4 passengers and luggages and max. kerb weight.

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