Nissan Leaf Gets Its Colors and Trims

As the official launch date for the first all-electric vehicle to be marketed worldwide approaches, Japanese manufacturer Nissan announced it is now opening the customization books for those who have placed their orders.

Meaning that starting this month, future owners of the Leaf will be able to chose the color and trim level of the Leaf. There will be a total of 5 exterior colors available and, for now, only two trim levels, SV and SL.

The Leaf SV comes equipped with 3.3 kW onboard charger, recycled cloth seat fabric, free CARWINGS (for 36 months), navigation system, 16 inch alloy wheels and free roadside assistance for 36 months. The SL adds photovoltaic solar panel spoiler, fog lights, cargo cover, RearView Monitor (RVM), automatic on/off headlights and Homelink Universal Transceiver.

"Today Nissan moves one step closer to placing thousands of zero-emission electric cars on American roadways," said Brian Carolin, vice president Sales & Marketing for Nissan North America.

"As more than 80 percent of those customers placing a reservation are new to Nissan, we look forward to welcoming them as they embrace Nissan's innovation and begin zero-emission driving."

The Leaf is capable of transporting five adults and it can run for 100 miles (160 km) on a full charge, thanks to the laminated compact lithium-ion batteries that manage to develop 90 kW. The electric motors produce an additional 80 kW/280 Nm of torque.

Recharging the battery to 80 percent of its capacity can take as little as just 30 minutes thanks to a new charging system developed by Nissan. It will take 8 hours to bring the battery to full capacity from a 200V home outlet.
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