OwnerChris Arnesen
LocationHillsboro, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2011 Nissan LEAF
This is Nissan's first production electric
vehicle, introduced for the 2011 model year.
Ours is in the Brilliant Silver color and is
the SL model with optional DC Quick Charge
port, splash guards, and factory floor mats.
Motor 3-Phase AC
Batteries192 Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), 3.80 Volt, Lithium-Ion
The battery pack is made up of 192 cells
grouped into modules of 4 cells each (48
modules). Here are the cell specifications
from AESC:

General specifications

Cell type: Laminate type
Cathode material: LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2
Anode material: Graphite
Rated capacity (0.3C): 33.1 Ah
Average voltage: 3.8 V


Length: 290 mm
Width: 216 mm
Thickness: 7.1mm
Weight: 799 g
System Voltage403 Volts
Charger Nissan 3.3 kW On-board Charger
120 volt @ 12 amps maximum and 240 volt @ 16
amps maximum. Both are via a J1772-2010
charging connector.
DC/DC Converter Nissan DC/DC Converter
Top Speed93 MPH (149 KPH)
Acceleration0-30: 3.4 sec
0-45: 6.1 sec
0-60: 10.2 sec
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout: 9.9 sec
0-75: 16.4 sec
1/4-Mile: 17.5 sec @ 75.9 mph

Information provided by Edmunds Inside

Web: blogs.insideline.com/roadtests/2011
Range73 Miles (117 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current:62,000 Miles (99,758 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5
Curb Weight3,354 Pounds (1,524 Kilograms)
TiresYokohama YK580

Web: www.yokohamatire.com/tires/detail/yk5
Conversion Cost$33,500/$24,500 After Tax Credits
Since purchasing the vehicle, I've replaced the air filter on
it twice (~$15), replaced the windshield wipers (~$25), and I
replaced the tires at 50k miles with the low rolling resistance
Yokohama YK580 model (~$500).

I officially lost one segment of battery capacity (out of 12
segments) at 62,000 miles. My typical charging habits are Level
2 every night to 100% charge, Level 1 charging to 100% about 10
times a month at work, and DC Quick Charging to 100% about 2-3
times per month.

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