Mark Perry on the 2011 Nissan Leaf plugin electric vehicle

Mark Perry, Nissan’s North American director of EV and Advanced Technology, was at the 2010 Plug-in conference in San Jose, CA. We asked Perry why there were no vents for cooling the battery for the Nissan Leaf. What type of battery is it? Perry shows us the battery and how it is situated in the car. Why does this battery have 48 modules and 4 packs?

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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