If you are the owner of a Nissan Leaf, New Jersey, you will be happy to hear this news. Nissan is debuting a new battery capacity estimator that can help you get a better idea of exactly how much battery life you have left and whether or not you can make it to your destination. There will be both Internet and smartphone versions of this service, so you won’t be left stranded.
This new feature allows you to enter a destination and it will tell you how much battery capacity is needed for you to reach the destination. It calculates this based on certain factors between the two points such as elevation changes, ascending and descending hills, type of road whether highway or side streets, and air conditioner use. This feature will be accessible on a dedicated website for current Nissan Leaf owners. Currently, you are able to access information and locations for charging spots, how much time it will take to go between two points, and driving directions. In answer to current owner’s request, Nissan has added the battery capacity estimator as well.
Estimates for your Nissan Leaf’s battery capacity are made using a high-precision electricity consumption simulator. The capacity is then calculated based on motor specifications. This enables you as the owner, to determine whether you need recharging before you reach your destination. When you use the Internet or smartphone application version of this feature, your search results or estimated remaining battery capacity, are displayed numerically and visually. The results are also displayed in the same fashion you view them inside your Nissan Leaf. By taking into consideration the Leaf’s battery level capacity and energy usage together, you as the driver are better able to make a more accurate plan for your driving route.
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