NISSAN TO LAUNCH LEAF E+ EV IN AUSTRALIA IN FIRST HALF OF 2021 | EV NEWS | AUTO REPORTER
Japanese car company confirmed the launch of its new electric vehicle Leaf e+ in the first half of 2021 specific in Australia. Leaf e+ will have a capacity of 62kwh, it has a stablemate in the Electric lineup of the company, The Leaf which has a battery capacity of 40 kWh. So Leaf e+ has a longer range of 385 km than Leaf which has a range of 270 km.
According to Nissan’s spokesperson, the addition of the Nissan Leaf e+ is to “complement the line up” and “bring extended range and capability” to the car maker’s offerings in Australia. Confirmation of Leaf e+ just came after the two weeks in Australia when Leaf was approved. However, no exact timing of the launch is given in public. Leaf e+ will come with 62 kWh of extended energy storage capacity which means now customers can use the company’s Bidirectional Charging ability. “The extra storage capacity will be great for anyone who does take that up as part of their home,” said Nissan’s spokesperson.
Leaf and Leaf e+ both Evs in the lineup use CHAdeMO charging plug standard which allows the car to perform both charge and discharge function. Nissan partner with ACT base REVS technology which can allow two-way charging capability V2G and V2H. This Technology is for the Evs which have more range and more Battery capacity.
It is understood that 62kWh Leafs will still be eligible for grey import after a local launch by Nissan in Australia, as long as any particular vehicle was built before the carmaker starts selling it new locally.