SAE Vehicle Electrification 2011-02-23

    • 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."