01 May '17, 7pm

Nissan Executive Says Long-Range EV Will Be Launched in 2020

A Nissan executive said miles per charge will increase dramatically on the next edition of the Leaf launched this year and even farther on a 2020 new electric vehicle launch. Kazuo Yajima, alliance global director of EV – HEV technology development, told Nikkei Automotive that the next Leaf that’s expected to be introduced this year will extend range from the current 280 kilometers (173.98 miles) for the Leaf out to somewhere between 350 km to 400 km (217.48 miles to 248.54 miles). However those figures are based on the JC08 test cycle, which was adopted by the Japanese auto industry as the standard in 2011. Like the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standard, it’s much farther than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s measure of per-charge range. The current version of the Leaf sold in the U.S. gets 107 miles per charge. Nissan hasn’t announced the range of the next...

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