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    Nissan Leaf Prototype Has AWD and 501 lb.-ft of Torque

      ...Looking to take on Tesla?...

    When it comes to electric vehicles, Telsa takes nearly all of the headlines, but Nissan has been quietly selling the Leaf since 2010, two years before the Tesla Model S came to market.  Now, Nissan wants some of its thunder back and is working on a dual motor prototype of the Leaf e+.  The motors are set up at each axle and provide a combined output of 304 hp and 501 lb.-ft of torque.  The regular Leaf e+ has 214 horsepower and 251 lb.-ft of torque and gets to 62 mph from a stop in 6.9 seconds, so with 90 more horsepower and about double the torque, the dual motor version should scoot along quite nicely. 

    Nissan has tuned the power delivery to be smooth but very responsive.  The all-wheel drive system has been tuned to work with the regenerative braking to help control stability even more than a normal all-wheel drive system would. 

    While it is not going into production, this test bed shows that Nissan is working on more EV systems for the future for a greater variety of vehicles. 

    Source and Image: Nissan Media



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    If only Nissan would sell a Rouge-sized version of the Leaf, it would outsell any Tesla on the marketplace.  Too bad Nissan is not run very well these days.

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    Well, that’s getting somewhere......

     

    Not sure why, but I like the Leaf.....maybe because it is an EV that still looks more like a normal car......

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    On 10/25/2019 at 1:12 AM, daves87rs said:

    Well, that’s getting somewhere......

     

    Not sure why, but I like the Leaf.....maybe because it is an EV that still looks more like a normal car......

    The current Leaf is a big improvement over the first generation..kind of looks like a sleeker Bolt in profile.

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    1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

    Maybe a GT-R EV is in the future.. 

    Would love them to go back to calling it a Skyline EV that is a true Godzilla of the road.

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    36 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Would love them to go back to calling it a Skyline EV that is a true Godzilla of the road.

    Would go over like a fart in church.

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    Yes but rather than dilute the Murano name, the EV version will be called the Morono.

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