Nissan Working on New Electric Car Battery Technology

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Expect more range and mainstream styling when the next-generation Nissan Leaf arrives.

The Japanese automaker is currently working on new battery technology that will debut in early 2017 and will offer more than double the range the current Leaf has. Nissan executives have expressed that the key to having a successful electric vehicle in today’s market is better range and the new battery chemistry will be used by both Nissan and Infiniti in their electric vehicles.

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Though Nissan hasn’t shared a target range, the company’s executive vice president for its zero emissions businesses previously noted that 186 miles is a mark that EVs must hit to present an everyday alternative to the new hydrogen fuel-cell cars.

The company has not announced timing for the launch of the next-generation Leaf, or the Infiniti EV.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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