Nissan has taken to social networking and microblogging site Twitter to announce the reveal of its next-generation all-electric vehicle. The Japanese auto manufacturer tweeted on Friday, March 10, that the company's all-new Nissan Leaf EV will be officially revealed in September and will go on sale before the year ends.
Nissan tweets about the official release of its all-new Nissan Leaf. A September unveiling of its new Leaf means that excited fans could possibly see the all-electric vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The design of Nissan's all-new EV is said to take inspiration from the IDS concept. The IDS concept debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
The Japanese auto manufacturer's tweet specifically said that the all-new Leaf "will be globally revealed" in September. The tweet also mentioned that the vehicle will "go on sale before the end of the year."
The current Leaf model has a range of 107 miles on a single charge. The next generation model is said to have increased mile range, possibly close to the Chevrolet Bolt EV's range of 238 miles.
Asked if the all-new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle would be able to compete with Chevrolet's Bolt EV at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan research and advance engineering Vice President Takao Asami answered, "We can get to 200 or even 300. We can." He further added, "The question is cost."
The technology behind of the electric vehicle will most likely be the same one on the Renaut Zoe EV. The Renaut Zoe EV debuted at the Paris Motor Show in the previous year. The electric vehicle uses a lithium-ion battery pack supplied by LG Chem who also supplied Chevrolet with the Bolt EV's battery. The Renaut Zoe EV, however, only boasts of a humble range of 189 miles compared to the Bolt EV.