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Nissan shifting more towards electric with Electrify the World

Nissan shifting more towards electric with Electrify the World

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With the release of the 2017 Nissan Leaf, Nissan have the green agenda front and centre of their current marketing campaign. Their new Electrify the World initiative is taking centre stage and features on their U.K. website. It seems to be paying more than lip service to sustainable living too, which makes it worth a look.

The website shows a series of news pieces and ideas for greener living and also comes with a video explaining what it is all about. The video is here:


While the Nissan Electric Café in Paris where you pay for coffee in watts or the tips for saving energy features are all very well, the thing we want to talk about is of course the 2017 Nissan Leaf.

2017 Nissan Leaf
This is the fifth model year of the Leaf of the world’s bestselling electric car. It continues the current design that looks both modern and friendly and also includes the new longer range battery introduced on some trims last year. That takes the standard range up to 107 miles, up from 84.

The 30-kWh battery pack is no larger than the previous one, it has just been improved. That means the cabin of the 2017 Nissan Leaf is the same size and shape as before with no room having to be handed over to new batteries. The interior remains one of the best around with a very modern dashboard and centre stack and a detailed LCD display.

The output of the AC synchronous electric motor is 107 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque which drives the front wheels through a CVT transmission. It can charge up to 80% in 30 minutes using a fast DC charger or in five hours using the built-in charger and a wall outlet. A full charge will take around 7 hours.

Available in S, SV and SL trims, the 2017 Nissan Leaf offers truly green motoring with more range than before. Offering fast charging and that extra range means the Leaf is a viable commuter for many of us who live in built-up areas. As the price has only increased a tiny amount to cover the cost of the new battery, it is a realistic vision of a cleaner driving future.

Visit Collins Nissan, 155 Scott Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 1H3 to see the Nissan Leaf for yourself.

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