What Sound Does a Nissan LEAF Make?
How Nissan Alerts Pedestrians to Quiet Electric Vehicles
When you’re walking around the streets of your city, you generally don’t have to do a lot of looking to determine if vehicles are nearby. You can hear them. It’s still a good idea to look both ways before crossing the street, however, as modern vehicles have been getting quieter and quieter.
Still, anything with a combustion engine is going to produce some noise. But, what about electric cars? Well, since fully electric cars are powered by an electric motor, they tend to drive really silently. And we mean REALLY silent. So silent that you may not be able to tell when one is driving nearby.
How to Hear Electric Cars
Of course, this makes it even more important that you are looking both ways before crossing the road. But, features are being put into place to ensure that pedestrians receive audible warnings when an electric car is nearby as well.
New US regulations go into effect on Sept. 1 of 2020 that will set standards for vehicle volume. Nissan has made sure that its popular electric car, the LEAF, is in line with these standards by adding another speaker to the engine compartment. The speaker will emit a constant tone known as Canto during any forward movement over 18.6 mph, while a pulsing chime sound will be emitted when the car is backing up.
Nissan even put this to the test recently, equipping the LEAF with some holiday-inspired pedestrian warning sounds. They combined Jingle Bells and Angles We Have Heard On High to celebrate the Christmas season.
[Read more: What is Nissan bringing to CES 2020]
It’s pretty clear that Nissan is at the forefront of electric vehicle capability and technology. Be sure to check back to the Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso blog to learn more about your favorite Nissan models.
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How Many Miles Per Charge for the 2018 Nissan LEAF?
What is the 2018 Nissan LEAF driving range?
The 2018 Nissan LEAF is on its way to dealerships’ inventories all over the world, and there is a lot to learn about this awesome electric vehicle (EV). In anticipation of this monumental EV, there a lot of questions buzzing through the air. One of the most popular inquiries is, “What is the 2018 Nissan LEAF driving range?” We have the answer, so keep on reading!
2018 Nissan LEAF vs 2017 Nissan LEAF Driving Range
The 2017 Nisan LEAF earns 107 miles per charge. As one would hope, the 2018 Nisan LEAF does earn more miles charge. How many more miles? Well, the average upgrade would be adding a few more miles, totaling 115, maybe 120. The 2018 Nissan LEAF, however, is not the average EV. Therefore, it isn’t destined to receive your typical upgrade. Rather, the 2018 Nissan LEAF achieves an incredible 150 miles per charge! This is approximately a 40-percent improvement, which is just astounding. This milestone was made possible by the new aerodynamic design of the 2018 LEAF.
We were happy to answer your question – what is the 2018 Nissan LEAF driving range? The 2018 LEAF is truly an amazing EV, and we hope to someday welcome it into the Charlie Clark Nissan family. In the meantime, feel free to check out our inventory for plenty of other great new Nissan vehicles! Next, pick a favorite and schedule a test drive! Our financing team would be happy to answer any financial questions you may have.
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New LEAF electric vehicle features a more efficient drive and driving range
2018 Nissan LEAF aerodynamic design allows for a better performance
Everyone knows that the Nissan LEAF is one of the most iconic electric vehicles (EVs) on the market today. Similarly, most people know that the LEAF is one of the best-selling EVs throughout the world. What you may not know is that the 2018 Nissan LEAF aerodynamic design allows for a better performance than ever before. Keep on reading to learn more!
Teaser photo of 2018 Nissan LEAF headlight.
How the 2018 Nissan LEAF Drives Farther with Every Charge
Inspired by the wings of an airplane, the 2018 Nissan LEAF is engineered to aerodynamically slice a path wherever it goes. By slicing through a symmetric air flow—and exerting less energy in the process—the LEAF is now able to get farther with the same amount of electricity per charge.
What Else Does the New Nissan LEAF Design Do?
In addition, the new LEAF is also lower to the ground, which allows for better stability at high speeds. The new design also helps to stabilize the LEAF when pushed by powerful crosswinds – helping the drivers to stay on course, regardless of the weather conditions.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning that the 2018 Nissan LEAF aerodynamic design allows for a better performance. While wait for the new LEAF to arrive in dealerships, why not go for a test drive in one of the cars from our massive inventory. Our service team would be happy to provide any of our many services to your car while we’re out.
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Technological differences between American and European LEAF models
What autonomous features are available on the 2018 Nissan LEAF?
Every single year, technology keeps finding new ways to amaze us. Not just in the form of smartphones and handheld devices, but also in some bigger pieces of innovation, such as our cars. One car that continues to step up the competition is the Nissan LEAF. This year, LEAF models in Japan and Europe will be receiving a couple of autonomous features, which we hope American models will also receive in the not-too-distant future. So what autonomous features are available on the 2018 Nissan LEAF?
2018 LEAF includes Nissan Intelligent Drive with ProPILOT
As announced a few months ago, Nissan will be bringing its autonomous driver assistance technology—ProPILOT— to the 2018 LEAF. A key feature of Nissan Intelligent Drive, ProPILOT will help drivers on the highway with steering, braking, acceleration, etc. Nissan plans on having ProPILOT available in multiple mass production models by 2020. Thankfully, this will include vehicles in the US, as well as many other countries. Watch the video below for more information on ProPILOT.
2018 Nissan LEAF features ProPILOT Park technology
In a much more recent announcement, Nissan told the world that the 2018 LEAF will also be receiving ProPILOT Park technology. In addition to helping Nissan drivers on the road, ProPILOT Park will assist in parking one’s vehicle from several different angles. Imagine a car that can both drive and park itself; the LEAF is the closest thing to it. For visual demonstrations of ProPILOT Park in action, watch the video below.
We hope this has helped to answer your question, “What autonomous features are available on the 2018 Nissan LEAF?” While ProPilot may not be available just yet, we do have plenty of great Nissan vehicles with their own long lists of features. Want to see them in person? Schedule a test drive today! Our financing team would also be happy to help in any way that they can.
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