At the 2010 Plug‘In Conference in San Jose, Nissan’s executive vice-president of the Americas, Carlos Tavares, discussed plans for the LEAF roll-out.
What are Nissan’s plans for Electric Vehicles for the next two years? How many major markets will the EV be rolled out in?
How many cars does Nissan envision selling in the next year?
Will the Leaf be made in the USA or Japan?
When does the Electric vehicle become mainstream to Nissan?
How much time is Nissan taking to work with energy providers?
MSRP: $33,580 (includes destination)Maximum
Federal credit: $7,500 to the first 200,000 buyers
Maximum California Credit: $5,000
Lease: 3-year $349 a month
Miles per charge: 100
Standard: 8 year / 100,000 mile warranty
Able to buy: December 2010 to drivers in Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington;
80 kW AC synchronous electric motor
24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
3.3 kW onboard charger
zero tailpipe emissions
100% electric “ no gasoline required
high response synchronous AC motor
80kWrange “100 miles/charge based upon
US EPA LA4 City cycle2
Lee Slezak, Manager, Advanced Vehicle Systems Stimulation & Evaluation, Office of Freedom CAR and Vehicle techonologies, said that the Government was given $400 million dollars to work out the bugs for standardization and charging unit’s. The government will partially fund the initial charging unit’s in Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington.