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SAE Vehicle Electrification 2011-02-23

  • Magazine Issue
  • 11EVSD0223
Published February 23, 2011 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Bringing the Leaf to life
    Chief Engineer Hidetoshi Kadota leveraged 20-plus years of electrification experience in the development of Nissan's new EV.
  • Making a mass-market EV
    Nissan's Director of Product Planning and Advanced Technology Strategy details the leaf's journey from concept to production.
  • Power from within
    A new motor and inverter system have been developed simultaneously as the dedicated electric powertrain of the Nissan EV.
  • Staying within range
    The Leaf comes standard with many features designed to help ease fears of running out of "juice."