2017: Next Nissan LEAF (mk3) to get a more ‘mainstream’ look & bigger capacity battery 300km/180miles?

May 11th, 2014 § Comments Off on 2017: Next Nissan LEAF (mk3) to get a more ‘mainstream’ look & bigger capacity battery 300km/180miles? § permalink

Nissan executives have shared some of their goal for the next version of the popular LEAF electric car. Top of the list are more “mainstream styling” and a new higher-capacity battery that “greatly increases its range”. In fact, they see greater range as key to higher sales.

“The battery chemistry is all about range and energy density. That’s where you see the technology moving very, very fast,” said Andy Palmer, executive vice president in charge of Nissan’s zero emissions and Infiniti businesses, in an interview last month at the Beijing auto show. “This really is the game-changing technology.”

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