Nissan Leaf e plus becomes personal power grids provide power for home’s energy needs
Nissan added one more model in its innovation list, the most awaited Nissan Leaf e plus with high capacity battery back up, more range and more power is all set to launch in 2019. This was revealed at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
The Nissan will have three trim levels- LEAF S PLUS, LEAF SV PLUS, and LEAF SL PLUS.
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Nissan e+ with high power and range of about 62kWh battery capacity with the range of 226-mile.
In a press release, “Even with a 25 percent increase in energy density and the increase in energy storage capacity, the LEAF e+ battery pack is almost the same size and configuration as the pack in the Nissan LEAF. Other than a 5-millimeter increase in overall height (16-inch wheels), the car’s exterior and interior dimensions are unchanged.”
Nissan LEAF e plus battery warranty
The Battery limited warranty will be 8 years/160,000 km. It will be 55% higher than the capacity earlier. in the case of the 40 kWh battery version – 151 miles (243 km). The increase is then 75 miles (almost 121.7 km).
When its connected to 100 kW, the e+ will charge in the same time as the base 40kWh LEAF connected to the 50 kW charger which is well enough.
“Thanks to the available new 70 kW (100 kW peak) Quick Charging system, the 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ can charge more efficiently than ever.*3 Based on early testing, Nissan LEAF e+ owners can expect similar charging times when hooked up to a 100 kW charger as current LEAF owners do with a 50 kW charger, despite a 55 percent larger battery storage capacity.”
The e+ increases 36% peak power from 110 kW to 160 kW.
Nissan LEAF e plus specification vs. LEAF 40 kWh
- 62 kWh battery (+55% capacity over 40 kWh, 25% )
- battery limited warranty of 8 years/160,000 km
- 226 miles (364 km) of expected EPA range (up 50% from 151 miles)
- 160 kW electric motor (up from 110 kW) and 250 lb-ft (340 Nm) (vs. 320 Nm in 40 kWh version)
- 70 kW (100 kW peak) Quick Charging system (vs. less than 50 kW)
Nissan LEAF e plus- power sharing for home’s energy needs
Its a vehicle to a home system that provides power for a home’s energy needs. It charges during the day time with the help of solar panels on the roof that is connected to LEAF. The leaf helps in storing the solar energy in its battery. The power control system (PCS), helps in converting the power between the LEAF and your home. Reduces electricity consumption during the least powered hours. It stores, shares and repurposes the energy when you are in need of it.
The LEAF allows you to light up your room lights and mobile phones in your room, energy provided by the LEAF. You can also prepare home cooked meals with the appliances powered by energy supply from the LEAF. You can use some of the small appliances which run in the smaller percentage of battery capacity such as using a hairdryer, watching Television etc. It also supplies power for 3-4 days when there is no electricity, in emergencies it can be used or during blackouts.
Nissan’s mission is to change how cars are powered, drive and integrated into society.
Nissan Leaf e plus Market launch plan in the year 2019
- Japan – January 2019
- U.S. – Spring 2019
- Europe – Mid-2019
The range of a Nissan e plus is yet to be disclosed or it will be discussed on the day of sale or closer to it.
The Nissan Energy Home concept, by connecting cars it can become personal power grids which helps in providing power for a home’s energy needs.