New Nissan Leaf e+ has received a significant increase in battery capacity to 62 kWh and a cruising range up to 364 km according to the EPA (in advance).
Originally leaked the information that the new Leaf e+, Nissan installed a battery manufactured by LG Chem. However, the manufacturer has issued a denial of this information, saying that the electric car still uses the battery’s own production of Nissan, but rather units of the AESC, which the company recently sold:
LG does not supply any items for our batteries, both in the US and around the world (battery capacity of 40 kWh or 62 kWh). Nissan produces batteries for the Leaf battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA.
Battery electric car has changed a bit, now the number of cells increased to 288 (192 battery of 40 kWh), and the total package was a bit larger, heavier, higher by 5 mm, but the design remained the same. External and internal dimensions of the Leaf EV e+ remained unchanged.
The battery still doesn’t have liquid cooling systems, which of course raises questions, how to solve the problem of increasing the temperature? Perhaps the problem with this will be lower, as the capacity charge has increased from less than 50 kW to 70 kW (with a peak load of 100 kW).
We will remind, the Committee of advertising standards in Britain has banned the advertisement of Nissan Leaf 2018 (40 kWh) due to the introduction of misleading customers by the time required for charging the electric vehicle, because in case of overheating of the battery automatically slows the charging rate.
Total change battery and related characteristics of the Nissan Leaf e+ 62 kWh against the Leaf 40 kWh as follows:
- battery 62 kWh (+ 55% to a capacity of 40 kWh and lithium-ion cells with more 25% power consumption);
- 288 lithium-ion cells from AESC (192 in the previous version);
- standard warranty on the battery is 8 years or 160,000 km (whichever comes first);
- 364 km of the expected reserve at the EPA (an increase of 50% from 243 km);
- 385 km expected reserve standard WLTP in Europe (instead of 285 km);
- motor capacity 160 kW (instead of 110 kW);
- torque 340 N⋅m (instead of 320 N⋅m version 40 kW⋅h);
- fast charging CHAdeMO with a capacity of 70-100 kW (instead of 50 kW).
Video production of batteries Nissan LEAF e+ in Tennessee:
Recall, battery Leaf 2018 (40 kWh) has 192 cells, which are arranged in 24 modules of 8 cells each (in the first generation there were 48 modules consisting of only 4 cells).
Previously, we looked at what changes have occurred in the battery of the Nissan Leaf is the first generation and the second (2018).
Photos of the exterior of the Nissan Leaf e+ 2019:
Interior pictures of Nissan Leaf e+ 2019: