The Nissan LEAF was built from the ground up to be an EV. It is a 5-seater, 4-door hatchback based on Versa/Tiida platform. The LEAF has an 80kW electric motor, powered by Nissan/NEC Li-ion batteries stowed in the floorboard of the vehicle. The batteries will recharge in about 8 hours from a home charger and will charge from 0-80% in less than 30 minutes with a DC quick charger. Planning for mass production for US & Japan in 2010, with initial sales in states with local state or city agreements in place to deploy charging infrastructure. Base price is $35,200 for the SV model and $37,250 for the SL model. The DC quick charge option comes standard on the SL model. Nissan has plans to manufacture 150,000 units per year in the Smyrna, TN plant starting in 2012.
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