1. Why is ETCM introducing the Nissan LEAF to Malaysian Market? Is it available for sale?
This is to introduce the pilot programme for Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass produced, all-electric and zero-em ission Nissan Vehicle in Malaysia.
This is in line with Nissan’s comprehensive efforts towards the realization of a “Zero-Emission” society.
This pilot programme involves creating awareness of Electric Vehicle and to give Malaysian Government, members of the media as well as the general public the opportunity to view electric vehicle.
The Nissan LEAF is not available for sale as yet.
2. When was the Nissan LEAF first introduced?
The Nissan LEAF was first launched in December 2010 in US and Japan.
3. What is the difference between Nissan LEAF and Hybrid Vehicle?
The Nissan LEAF is 100% powered by electric. A hybrid vehicle is powered by an internal combustion engine and supported by electric motor.
The Nissan LEAF does not produce any tailpipe emission at the point of operation, and does not require fuel.
4. What are the colors available?
For the purpose of our pilot program, the Leaf is only available in metallic blue.
5. How do I charge the vehicle?
The vehicle can be charged using the supplied Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) cable attached to a dedicated AC 240V power socket (IEC 60309 type) which can be installed by a qualified electrician. This is applicable for normal charging.
The Leaf also has a quick charging port. However, quick charging is not currently available in Malaysia yet.
6. How long does it take to charge the battery?
Normal charging takes approximately 6.5 to 8 hours on a standard 240V outlet. If a quick charger is available, the battery can be recharged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. However, quick charging is not available in Malaysia market yet.
7. What is the electric consumption rate when charging the Nissan LEAF?
The consumption is approximately 3.3kW per hour.
8. How far can Nissan LEAF travel on a single charge?
A fully charged LEAF can travel up to 160KM (based on the US LA4 city mode) under average, everyday city driving condition. However, driving range is dependent on other factors like driving pattern, use of airconditioning, etc.
9. Does the vehicle consume battery when the car is idle?
Idling does not consume any energy, but other features such as air-conditioning do.
10. How many years can the battery last?
The Li-ion battery capacity is able to maintain up to 80% after 5-Years of normal usage and is expected to last the lifetime of the vehicle.
11. Can the Li-ion battery be replaced?
Yes, the Li-ion battery pack can be repaired, overhauled and even replaced. However, we do not foresee having to replace the battery pack in the lifetime of the vehicle.
12. Can the vehicle be charged on a rainy day?
Yes, the vehicle can be charged on a rainy day.
13. What is the maximum speed of the LEAF?
14. What is the maximum power / torque for this vehicle?
The Nissan LEAF Electric Motor maximum output from is 80kW and 280Nm of Torque.
15. What is the Engine Capacity?
The Nissan LEAF does not have an internal combustion engine and is instead powered by an electric motor.
16. What is the Transmission Type?
The Nissan LEAF does not require a transmission system. Motor power is channeled through a reducer and then to the driving wheels (FWD).
17. How fast can the vehicle accelerate?
The Nissan LEAF is able to achieve max torque (90% output) in 0.1 sec.
The initial acceleration is similar to that of a 3.5L gasoline vehicle.
18. Will the maintenance cost be cheaper than a conventional vehicle?
The Nissan LEAF’s maintenance cost when compared to conventional vehicle of similar size such as the Nissan Latio H/B 1.6L is estimated to be 60% lower as it does not need engine related maintenance items such as engine oil, oil filter & air filter.
The estimated cost in maintenance for Nissan LEAF in 5 years or 100,000KM is estimated to be around RM2400 whereas the Nissan Latio is estimated to be around RM6,400.
19. How often does the vehicle need to be serviced?
Chassis and Body Maintenance such as brake systems and fluid level inspection, wheel alignment and etc. should be performed at every 10,000km or 6 months (whichever comes first).
And EV System Maintenance such as charging port and cooling system inspection, EV battery usage report and computer diagnosis at every 20,000km or 12 months (whichever comes first).
20. Compared to gasoline engine vehicles, how much can you cut running cost?
Cost per km of Leaf is 50% of HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle), and a 25% of conventional vehicle.
21. What is the warranty for the vehicle?
As the vehicle is not available for sale yet, hence we do not have information pertaining to the warranty of the vehicle.
22. What are the safety features in a Nissan LEAF?
The Nissan LEAF is rated 5 Star by the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Safety features include Zone Body Construction, 6 SRS airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control, ABS w/ EBD, Anti Whiplash Seats and etc.
23. Can the vehicle be driven in a rainy day / lightning / thunderstorm / Malaysia weather condition / flood?
The Nissan LEAF is designed and fully tested to withstand tropical weather conditions.
For other enquiries on Nissan LEAF, please call Nissan Careline: 1800-88-8368