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Author:  Percy [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:17 am ]
Post subject:  Nissan Leaf

I am sure many have seen the adverts:

http://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/electricvehicles/leaf.htm#vehicles/electricvehicles/leaf/key-figures/specs

Power 109ps
Torque 280Nm :0

Actually looks quite interesting.

May be the focus replacement when it expires.

Author:  dag981 [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

but only 109 miles to the battery. what do you do when you live 120 miles away from sixfields???

Author:  Percy [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

Take some duracell?

By all means this is one of the first, things can only get better.

Author:  dag981 [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

oh no i totally agree with you perc. the leaf looks quite good but its gonna be the same until they develop a better kinetic recharge system. It was on the radio the other day, until they can get electric cars to go further than ~100 miles hybrids will always be the only sensible medium between environment and convienience.

Author:  SLEEMAN [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

well i still think james may is right from that episode of top gear where he tested the honda clarity hydrogen powered car. in my opinion thats the only way forward is hydrogen. renewable source for the future!

Author:  fiestasiphil [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

i cant stand hybrid cars :| there over priced and there gay

Author:  The Loumiester [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

They are over priced and gay.

However I agree with the Honda being next way to refuel. Its what we know and 0 emissions. The leaf sounds better than what I thought but could do with more range but as said "things can only get better"

Anything is better than the ridiculously priced prius.

Author:  Percy [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

As mentioned that will give better performance then my Focus and batteries just keep getting better.

The way to see it is its th future if we like it or not.

Author:  meilack [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

hydrogen is the better way forward imo :)

Author:  The Loumiester [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

meilack wrote:
hydrogen is the better way forward imo :)

Agreed

Author:  Percy [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

How renewalable is hydrogen?

Author:  The Loumiester [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

Did you not watch top gear when they had the Honda on there?

Author:  Percy [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

Nope I missed it but I will look it up, but performance aside, is hydrogen sustainable?

Author:  stainlessmole [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

It's water, lol

More in depth, it's water (clean or mildly dirty) that is electrolised, and it then gives off nitrogen bubbles which rise to the top, so it needs to be done in a high pressure containter to collect the gas and not let it escape ;)

So yes, very renewable haha

Author:  Percy [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

Until we run out of water...

By all means electricity is strictly renewable, but it can be generated by renewable means.

Author:  stainlessmole [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

But the process of making 10,000 batterys is even worse than running a nuclear power plant for 100 years - in enviromental terms

Author:  Chris [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

you haved a huggggge amount of ocean to steal water from, just use a brita filter or something.

Author:  stainlessmole [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

Apparently you can use sea water, the salt helps produce more nitrogen.
It's just like sewage that you can't use haha

Author:  Percy [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

But dare I say, when we started digging up fossil fuels there was enough for forever.

Yes it maybe just one drop in the ocean but it will run out.

Anyway I am starting to sound like a tree hugger!

Anybody else like the torque figures of electric engines?

Author:  stainlessmole [ Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nissan Leaf

Yeah! torque at 0rpm
So you can get some seriously quick 0-60's

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