Confirmed: 2019 Nissan LEAF To Have More Range, More Power | CleanTechnica

Nissan’s director of EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, Brian Maragno, reportedly stated that the 2019 LEAF would have more power thanks to its bigger battery. “When you have a bigger battery, with more capacity, it just opens up the door to be able to have more output,” he noted at the event, which was focused on promoting Nissan’s involvement in Formula E. “A larger capacity battery lends itself towards two things. One is obvious: more range. The other one, which is maybe a little less obvious, but equally as true, is additional horsepower and output.”

The point made in those statements is something that anyone who knows batteries moderately well knows is a basic fact, but the important message was that this point is important with regards to the 2019 Nissan LEAF. The comments were in the context of sharing with the crowd that the 2019 LEAF will have something called “e-Plus,” which will bring more power (and fun) to the LEAF. The new, higher motor power will be 147 hp (110 kW) to 200 hp (150 kW), but that’s only useful and in the car because the battery is bigger

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