The pure electronic 2014 Nissan Leaf returns for 2014, featuring a new security camera standard and 75 miles, emissions free motorsport. Last year, the Leaf has significant changes, improving energy efficiency and made it more aerodynamic. Both changes positively impacted the range of the blade, which is now estimated at 75 miles per charge, more than enough to handle most of the daily commute for most Americans. 2014 Nissan Leaf new, optional 6.6-kW on-board charger was also added which can dramatically reduce the loading time of a 220 volt charger from seven hours to four.
It has not changed much on the outside, the 2014 Nissan Leaf maintains the same look of bulging eyes and hatchback form it has had since its release. The headlights are raised not only for appearances, however, help route air around the side mirrors, while the car is moving, which reduces noise. 16-inch wheels of steel, LED rear lights and a rear spoiler as standard.
2014 Nissan Leaf Interior
Inside, the blade holds up to five passengers and a long list of standard features, including heated front seats and Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and the heated steering wheel. 2014 Nissan Leaf, Leather upholstery is optional, along with useful high-tech features such as Pandora internet radio and a navigation system. To keep drivers informed of the charge remaining in the range of the sheet, the dashboard display can show the power available, current use, and remaining miles to empty. The 2014 Nissan Leaf navigation system also has the new feature that may suggest routes that conserve energy.
2014 Nissan Leaf Engine
Under the 2014 Nissan Leaf hood is an electric motor that turns the front wheels and outputs 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery of 340 volts at the bottom of the car. Charging times vary depending on the type of output. On a standard 120-volt outlet, which is 21 hours, compared with seven or four hours on an optional 220-volt charger. Public fast charge stations will help in a pinch, and can charge a depleted battery capacity 80 percent in about half an hour.
2014 Nissan Leaf Security
The standard 2014 Nissan Leaf, safety features include six airbags and anti-lock brakes needed and the electronic stability system. The battery is also designed with safety in mind, it automatically if the 2014 Nissan Leaf airbags deploy or immersion in water is detected to prevent electrocutions.