In addition to reputable damage, the scandal with financial fraud from the head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Carlos Gon, who has been dismissed from his post, has led to another important result. The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan decided to postpone the announcement of the electric car Nissan Leaf E-Plus with a more capacitive battery of 60 kWh until the scandal finally settles.
The event with the announcement was scheduled for today, November 28th, it was supposed to take place in Amsterdam and Yokohama, but it was canceled. The company management announced that it announces a new version of its electric car only when "Make sure that the product is so important [от прессы и публики]Which deserves ".
The release of the Nissan Leaf E-Plus, in principle, can be seen clearly in the light of the latest news of the brand, and some publications may even call it an attempt to detect the attention of the scandal with Carlos Ghost, which was once Of those who promoted the production of electric cars.
Back in January of this year, Nissan officially confirmed that it will represent the Nissan Leaf E-Plus in 2019. Recently, it has become known that the production of new batteries for Nissan sheet is scheduled for January next year, and the beginning of Orders for novelty – in the first quarter of 2019. Now, however, pre-orders will probably be transferred at least to the middle or even the end of next year. The price of the updated model is expected at $ 35,000.
According to the previous release, the new version will be made in the same design as the second generation Nissan Liap introduced last year. At the same time, an electric car will be equipped with a more powerful 160 kW engine (110 kW in current generation) and a 60 kWh battery (40 KWh in current generation), which should provide a power reserve of about 360 km (In the current generation – 270 km through the VLTP cycle).
In addition to a more solid capacity, the battery can receive a fluid cooling system, which will increase its durability and significantly speed up the charging time of high-speed charging.
Recall that the Head of the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Gona is accused of many years of fiscal fraud, arrested and dismissed from their posts. At the moment, the prosecution of Japan holds the trial, the businessman faces a real prison.