Nissan LEAF Gets Blackberry and Android Apps
The application is available to anyone with a Nissan LEAF, an active CARWINGS subscription, or an interest in better understanding the Nissan LEAF as a pioneer in electric vehicles.
The Android-powered devices must be running Android 2.1 Eclair and above, while BlackBerry owners need to have BlackBerry OS 5.
The release of the new app for Blackberry and Android might actually give the LEAF a minor advantage over its main competitor, the Chevrolet Volt, which benefits from an OnStar app with virtually all the same features, but only on the iPhone.
"Nissan understands that telematics and other communication services are important for consumers," said Trisha Jung, director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America. "By providing accessibility and functionality to the Nissan LEAF through all major smartphone platforms, we are truly delivering 'Innovation for All.'"
We’ll remind you the 2012 Nissan LEAF is powered by a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan LEAF allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 90 mph, while a full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Customers can also opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Pricing for the 2012 model year start at $35,200.