Car Of The Year In The World 2011

New York International Auto Show crowned World Car of the Year 2011 to electric cars Nissan Leaf. The award was given because the world stage Leaf is the first electric car that has the ability to walk 100 miles or 160 miles without charging the battery.

Late last year, Leaf also awarded the 2011 European Car of the Year beat Opel. Meanwhile, to win this year, Nissan Leaf was hard to compete with luxury brands BMW and Audi.

Currently, Leaf produced in Oppama, Japan. In the United States, Nissan's plant in Tennessee under construction, and is expected to be operational in 2012. Meanwhile, in Europe, Leaf will be produced at Nissan's plant in Sunderland, England, in 2013.
"Apparently, 2011 will be a boom year for Nissan Leaf," the report, Monday, May 2, 2011. This is because Nissan took ECOtality Coulombs Technologies Inc. and the battery charging system. "

Leaf Nissan car describe a future with zero emissions. The prototype car was based on the Nissan Tiida. However, Leaf uses an electric motor 80 kW (110 hp) / 280 Nm, and the battery is 24 kWh lithium-ion batteries that could push the car runs 160 km without a refill.

Nissan claims this car can go 140 km per hour. The battery can be charged with a voltage 480 volts, 220 volts and 110 volts. When the voltage is 480 volts, 80 percent of the battery charging takes 30 minutes. When 220 volts, such as electricity in homes, it takes 4 hours. Meanwhile, the voltage of 110 volts requires 16 hours.

This car is also equipped with sophisticated devices that are connected to global data centers. This system allows the driver to know the nearest charging station. In addition, the driver can access the entertainment for 24 hours without a break