Only new EV with CHAdeMO returns unchanged

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    The 2024 Nissan Leaf enters the brand new model yr unchanged, and because the final absolutely electrical automobile in manufacturing utilizing the CHAdeMO connector for DC quick charging.

    Pricing begins at $29,235 with the necessary $1,095 vacation spot cost, up $340 from the 2023 model yr. As with the earlier model yr, the Leaf lineup consists of two grades, the bottom model being the Leaf S with a 40-kwh battery pack yielding 149 miles of EPA-rated vary, and a single electrical motor sending 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque to the entrance wheels.

    Beginning at $37,285 with vacation spot ($390 greater than the 2023 model), the Leaf SV Plus has a 60-kwh battery pack that will increase vary to an EPA-rated 212 miles. Output additionally will increase, to 214 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.

    The present-generation Leaf dates again to the 2017 model yr, however bought some updates for 2023, together with a battery change that boosted effectivity barely. Delicate styling modifications and a reshuffling of obtainable options had been a part of the replace as nicely.

    Nissan Leaf and Fermata Vitality FE-15 bidirectional charger – Photograph by Fermata Vitality

    With the introduction of the Ariya, Nissan now has two EVs with two totally different fast-charging requirements. The primary-generation Leaf used CHAdeMO when it was basically the one DC fast-charging customary, and Nissan saved it for the Leaf’s 2017 redesign—with latest choices lastly in a position to reap the benefits of its bidirectional charging functionality. However Nissan opted for the extra widespread Mixed Charging Commonplace (CCS) for the Ariya.

    That makes the Leaf the one new EV for the U.S. market with CHAdeMO, though the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid additionally makes use of it (the Leaf and Outlander PHEV have each the CHAdeMO port and a J1772 port for Degree 2 AC charging). As we just lately underscored, there are many locations to fast-charge the Leaf. In accordance with Vitality Division information, as of June 2023, there are 4,779 charging places that provide CHAdeMO with 6,930 particular person connectors. That is lower than the Tesla and CCS connectors, however servicing a smaller inhabitants of autos.

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