Report: Nissan Leaf Electric Car Being Considered For India

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Nissan Leaf, considered to be the world's largest-selling electric car by the manufacturer, could make its way to the Indian market soon.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India: Report

As per Live Mint, Nissan says that it plans to run a pilot project later this year and will work with governmental and private agencies to assess if there is a market for the Nissan Leaf EV. A Nissan official has also been quoted as stating that the "Nissan Leaf will be part of the pilot project."

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India: Report

The project's aim is to test the car's performance on Indian roads and weather conditions, particularly the battery, a significant concern for the company is the deterioration of the Leaf's lithium-ion batteries, given the temperature rises in most parts of India during summers.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India: Report

Also, the Leaf electric car will be eligible for the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid & Electric Vehicles) subsidy.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India: Report

The 2017 Nissan Leaf employs an electric motor with 107bhp and 30kWh lithium-ion battery.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India: Report

The Nissan Leaf has been a game changer in the global electric vehicle market and has sold over 2.39 lakh units until September 2016.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India: Report

The Nissan Leaf is powered by an electric motor that produces 107bhp, while power is extracted from a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery that gives a range of 170 km on a single charge.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India: Report

In 8 hours the battery can be completely recharged, also, the car comes with regenerative braking enabling the battery to charge when driving.

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