The lithium-ion batteries developed for LEAF are more efficient, more powerful and faster to recharge than anything gone before. They have twice the density of conventional batteries, doubling the vehicle's cruising ability. Their thinner structure allows for more room inside the vehicle itself. Advanced power output gives better acceleration and recharging capabilities are improved thanks to more efficient regenerative braking.
- Lithium-ion batteries are the key component in an Electric Vehicle
- They have twice the capacity, are half the size and provide 50% higher power output compared to a conventional battery of the same weight
- Their compact design allows for improved vehicle packaging as the pack will be installed under the EV's floor, so cabin and/or cargo space isn't compromised
- Their laminated structure offers improved cooling capacity for better reliability
- Lithium-ion do not experience the 'memory effect' which occurs when incomplete charging cycles lead to a drastic decline in range
- Each Nissan battery should maintain 80% of its capacity - even after five years of use
- A battery pack is composed of battery modules and a battery module is composed of four cells