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Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles

Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles

John Voelcker Mar 30, 2017 Follow John Add to circle 2011 Nissan Leaf Enlarge Photo Being a pioneer isn't easy. When you're pioneering new automotive technology, it can be challenging and sometimes costly. Just ask anyone who owned an early turbocharged sport sedan, for instance. That also applies, in some cases, to some of the first modern electric cars, and in particular the Nissan Leaf. DON'T MISS: Nissan Leaf leases can extend until all-new 2018 electric car late this year As the first mass-produced battery-electric car, the Leaf included one design compromise that would come back to haunt some owners: its lack of active thermal conditioning for the 24-kilowatt-hour battery pack under the floor. 2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack Enlarge Photo The Chevrolet Volt and the Tesla Model S, two other early plug-in electric models, both used active thermal management for their b...

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