Third video from Nissan EVs education series proves electric cars do not suffer from performance inertia

Nissan reveals how technologies could transform the way we drive by making driving an EV an all-round pleasurable experience

 

Bangkok, Thailand (6 March, 2019) – The new generation of electric vehicles are exhilarating, safe, clean and enjoyable to drive. This is the message at the forefront of the third instalment of Nissan’s digital EV education series, aimed at addressing the perceived performance gap between electric vehicles (EVs) and conventional cars.

 

Leading the discussion to demystify misconceptions around driving an EV are Tim Jarvis, Australian explorer and environmental scientist, and Naya Ehrlich-Adam, founder of sustainable food business Broccoli Revolution in Bangkok. Following the previous discussions on charging and range, this time both teamed up to discuss questions on how does it really feel to drive an EV.

 

 

 

With an e-powertrain that generates instant torque, the new Nissan LEAF accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 7.9 seconds, boosting exhilaration and performance. Coupled with extremely low vibrations, these elements combine to deliver a high quality, smooth and responsive drive. 

 

The new Nissan LEAF is also equipped with e-Pedal technology, allowing drivers to intuitively start, accelerate, slow down and stop the EV, with differing amounts of pressure applied to a single pedal. When the accelerator is fully released, even on steep uphill slopes, brakes will be applied automatically, bringing the car to a complete stop.

 

In stop-and-go city traffic, the e-Pedal reduces the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making driving simpler and more engaging. It also allows for sporty driving on winding roads, making the driving experience more exciting.

 

 

With a significantly quieter engine compared to conventional cars, the new Nissan LEAF enables the experience of gliding around in virtual silence, making rides more enjoyable for both driver and passenger.

 

When combined with zero-tailpipe emissions, the new Nissan LEAF also inspires drivers to consider the potential benefits EVs can bring to our roads, especially in reducing air and noise pollution.

 

Safety is another feature that characterises the Nissan LEAF, achieving a 5-star rating on both the EURO NCAP¹ and JNCAP².

 

“The new Nissan LEAF is designed for the new-generation driver – the eco-conscious performance enthusiast,” said Yutaka Sanada, regional senior vice president for Nissan Asia & Oceania.

 

“Becoming the top-selling EV in the world is a testament to how this car has exceeded drivers’ expectations.

 

“Nissan will continue to transform the way vehicles are driven, powered, and integrated, adding greater value and paving the way to cities of the future.”

 

Watch the video and learn more about the Nissan LEAF’s exciting driving experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMEdvYzaTnE

 

¹https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/nissan-leaf-achieves-5-star-safety-rating-in-euro-ncap-crash-tests?lang=en-US

²https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/release-fb0c7bf8bb480413626614af4103f4cf-new-nissan-leaf-gets-5-star-safety-rating?query=jncap

 

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30 per cent increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

 

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For further information:

 

Karla Leach  

General Manager – Corporate Communications

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4509

Email: karla_leach@nissan.com.au

 

Tony Mee  

Corporate Communications Manager

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4227

Email: tony_mee@nissan.com.au

 

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