A falling leaf.  Nissan says sayonara to the pioneer electrician

A falling leaf. Nissan says sayonara to the pioneer electrician


When the Nissan Leaf was launched in December 2010, electric cars were seen as a curiosity rather than a necessity of the 21st century automotive industry. Therefore, it is not surprising that the first mass-produced electric car (which had to technologically escape the Toyota Prius), was seen as an automotive exclusivity.

Strong, but already tired

This shows that 12 years in the automotive industry is a lot. After all, once eccentric – today the Leaf, despite recent cosmetic changes, is lost in the crowd of combustion hatchbacks. But it’s not just the design that’s at stake here – although it should be obvious that if the Leaf had been an SUV or a crossover, it probably could have stayed on the market for a long time. However, apart from the body itself, other Japanese elements were “fashionable”.

Suffice it to say that the driving range of the Leaf (even in the new generation) does not have a two-axis adjustment, and the car itself has a tendency to overheat if we set a high speed.

The Leaf made history as the first mass-produced electric car.

New policy

News that Nissan plans to stop production in the middle of the decade A leafreported Automotive News, citing three sources. The new policy of the manufacturer towards electricians appears in the American market.

– By 2030, electric vehicles should be 40 percent. Nissan’s sales volume (in the United States), we will offer a variety of electric vehicles in various segments to meet the growing needs of American customers, said the brand’s spokesperson in the United States, Brian Brockmann.

Big and angry

The best example of the new generation in the Nissan family is the Ariya. An electric SUV – two classes larger than the Leaf – in the basic version, can travel 403 kilometers on a single charge. And its most powerful version (plans are more interesting) has 600 Nm and accelerates to a hundred in 5.7 seconds.

Ariya is an example of a new approach for electricians, but also for the automotive industry in general.

The Japanese do not hide that the work on the successor to the Leaf continues. We already know that this one will use the platform from Aryia. Therefore, it will be close to the friendship of Renault, which is the new Megane E-Tech.

Nissan reports that from the start of its production until February 2022, The Leaf has sold 577,000. a copy. During this time, he worked hard not only for Nissan, but for the entire fleet – a young bus – with electricity.

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