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Old 08-16-2012, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2013 Leaf to get redesign, ~25% more range & possible lower cost/range version

Looks like there will be some substancial changes done to the 2013 Leaf. It looks like it'll get a 25% increase in range. There is also a possibility of a cheaper version of the Leaf with a reduce range. Japan will be getting it for sure, there is no news of it comming here yet though.

2013 Nissan Leaf: More Range, Cheaper Model, Report Says

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Now a report from Japan suggests that Nissan will offer a 2013 Leaf with longer range, as well as a lower-cost model with a smaller battery pack (which could be restricted to sales in that country).

The improvement in usable range is attributed to improved performance from the battery's lithium-ion cells and a more efficient electric motor.

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If so, that would put the 2013 Leaf ahead of the Ford Focus Electric (76 miles), Honda Fit EV (82 miles), and Coda Sedan (88 miles) in rated range.

The less expensive 2013 Leaf with lower range may be limited to buyers in Japan, which has different tax subsidies and buyer incentives. Mitsubishi already sells a lower-range model of its i-MiEV electric minicar there.

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