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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact
Production years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The first generation of the Leaf was a big punch against the internal combustion car market. Even though it wasn't the first electric car, it was the first that mattered.

After a few delays in production, the first Nissan Leaf was launched in 2010. To make the car appealing, it was marketed as a compact hatchback vehicle. It was launched at the same time in Japan and in the U.S. It was the first affordable electric vehicle that could run 160 km (100 miles) on one charge and it could have been recharged from a regular power outlet at home. The charging stations were a dream in 2010.

The car featured a futuristic look, with a sloped front and a high greenhouse. The headlights were installed closer to the A-pillars to protect them from small city crashes. In the front, where the normal cars had the radiators, the Leaf had the charging point behind the Nissan badge. The side view of the windows looked like a leaf.

Inside, the revolutionary design was noticed at the instrument cluster, where the dials were replaced by a TFT display. The speedometer was on a separate display placed on top of the dashboard. On the center stack, a big touch-screen was introduced to control various features of the car. The “gear-stick” was a rotary knob between the seats. In the back, there was enough room for three adults. Since the battery pack was placed underneath the floor, the seating position was higher than in a normal hatchback.

The 2010 Leaf was powered by an 80 kW motor. The standard battery pack could get 24 kWh energy. In late 2016, it was upgraded to a 30 kWh battery pack.

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NISSAN Leaf 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  2 electric
  • 24 kW (109 HP)
  • 30 kWh (109 HP)
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NISSAN Leaf 24 kW (109 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  24 kW (109 HP)
Power
80 KW @ 2730-9800 RPM
109 HP @ 2730-9800 RPM
107 BHP @ 2730-9800 RPM
Torque
187 lb-ft @ 0-2730 RPM
254 Nm @ 0-2730 RPM
Fuel System
Laminated lithium ion battery pack
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
90 mph (145 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175 in (4445 mm)
Width
69.7 in (1770 mm)
Height
61 in (1549 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.65 cuFT (330 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3454.6 lbs (1567 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4332.1 lbs (1965 kg)
Notes
Notice
Electric range :160 Km (99 miles)

NISSAN Leaf 30 kWh (109 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  30 kWh (109 HP)
Power
80 KW @ 2730-9800 RPM
109 HP @ 2730-9800 RPM
107 BHP @ 2730-9800 RPM
Torque
187 lb-ft @ 0-2730 RPM
254 Nm @ 0-2730 RPM
Fuel System
30 kWh Laminated lithium ion battery pack
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
90 mph (145 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175 in (4445 mm)
Width
69.7 in (1770 mm)
Height
61 in (1549 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.65 cuFT (330 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3508 lbs (1591 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4332.1 lbs (1965 kg)
Notes
Notice
Electric range :160 Km (99 miles)
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