New Nissan LEAF promises to be sleeker and offer more range

By CARSIFU | 4 August 2017

YOKOHAMA: Nissan has revealed a profile shot of the new LEAF, saying it will feature an improved aerodynamic design that makes it even more efficient, allowing drivers to travel farther on a single charge.

Aerodynamics is key to how efficiently an electric car moves. Less drag and better stability enable the vehicle to drive longer distances before having to recharge.

The redesigned next-generation LEAF is lower to the ground, helping it realise zero lift for better stability at high speeds. Other new design features significantly stabilise the car when hit by strong crosswinds.

Inspired by airplane wings, Nissan engineers recreated the ideal shape for the new LEAF, enabling a symmetric air flow that helps it slice through the air for a smoother, more efficient journey.

The new LEAF will also be the first car in the world to have a single pedal called e-Pedal to accelerate, brake and stop the car. It will also feature the semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist technology.

The new LEAF will make its public debut at the Sept 16-24 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Nissan established itself as a pioneer in the EV movement by launching the LEAF, the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle.