The new Nissan LEAF 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 Nissan LEAF is lower to the ground, helping it realize zero lift for better stability at high speeds. Other new design features significantly stabilize 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.
Nissan is also aiming to make the Leaf the segment’s most autonomous-capable model, with Pro Pilot Park technology its newest system. Using sonars and cameras, the car will be able to park itself in parallel, angled, front or straight back-in parking spots, handling throttle, braking and steering input.
This park assist system will come as part of the car’s Propilot tech, which also includes a single-lane semi-autonomous feature. It will be Nissan’s most advanced autonomous model on sale.
Nissan has established itself as a pioneer in the EV movement by launching the LEAF in December 2010, the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle. When the future Leaf arrives on roads next year, it will lead Nissan’s charge to grow EVs to represent 20% of its sales by 2020.
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