At its 116th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held in Japan, Nissan hinted that the next generation 2017 Nissan Leaf would have a range of 544 km – more than double the current model’s range of 228 km (in the JC08 cycle).
At the meeting, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., said, “We forsee the day when you leave your home with a full charge and are about to go your day with no concerns then return home with ample charge. This video (embedded above) shows how we envision a routine day.”
The company also displayed two Nissan Leaf prototypes at the meeting. The one seen above featured the latest versions of autonomous hardware and software development, while the other, seen below, was a prototype of the next generation Leaf, with technical upgrades and improvements.
The company is exploring new materials and chemistry solutions to make thinner, lighter weight and less costly batteries. It will announce more details about its initial steps to increase range later this year.