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Electric Vehicles: Benefits and Opportunities



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  • 1. Electric Vehicles: Benefits and Opportunities Tennessee Environmental Conference James Ellis Nissan North America March 13,2013 Kingsport, Tennessee
  • 2. Contents • 2013 LEAF • Tennessee Update • Infrastructure • Workplace Charging
  • 3. LEAF = World’s Best Selling EV! • Nissan has sold more than 21,000 LEAFs in the US • LEAF has surpassed 50,000 units globally!
  • 4. Contributing to a greener society No Gas Far cheaper than gas prices Economical Linear and smooth acceleration Excellent driving No engine noise, no vibration Surprisingly Quiet & comfortable Remote operation by EV-IT Convenience Charging at home Voice of the Owners
  • 5. Nearly all Nissan LEAF owners drive less than 50 miles a day – the average is more around 30 miles a day • Average charging time is less than 3 hours • The average drive trip is about 7 miles • People are using the vehicle as their primary car Customer Key Driving Data & Usage
  • 6. 2013 LEAF 2013 Nissan LEAF Product Highlights
  • 7. • S grade addition • Leather interior (SL) • 6.6 kW onboard charger (SV & SL) • Hybrid heater system (SV & SL) • B-mode (SV & SL) • Display Audio (S) • Charge light & lock including I-key release • 17” Alloy wheel (SL) • 16” Steel wheel (S) • BOSE option (SV & SL) • AVM option (SV & SL) • Leather wrapped steering wheel • Hill start assist • Black interior • 2 New exterior colors: • KBC – Metallic Slate • QAK – Glacier White 7 New Features for 2013 LEAF
  • 8. 5. Sun Visor Extensions 2. Rear Headrest Change 4. New Exterior Colors 1. New Interior: Black Leather Interior for SL 3. New Wheels 8 Interior and Exterior Updates
  • 9. • Google local search • Pandora link for iPhone • Faster charging station updates • iPod cover art Eco Route Better Charging Station Information Pre heat/cool Temp Setting 9 EV-IT Improvements
  • 10. 10 Around View Monitor (AVM) Bose® Premium Audio System Additional Available Features
  • 11. Nissan’s Lithium-ion Battery Plant Sustainable Mobility Facility Smyrna, Tennessee Facility: 1.3 Million square feet for battery production Property: 67 Acre footprint Production: Started late 2012 for battery and MY-13 LEAF Annual Capacity: 200,000 batteries 100,000 Nissan LEAFs Largest Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing facility in the US Supports 2013 Nissan LEAF production for all of North America!
  • 12. Battery & LEAF Production in Smyrna
  • 13. • Standard Connector for Level 2 charging • Most charging happens at home / home base • Most charging happens overnight • Average charging time is under 3 hours / L2 • Average time “plugged in” far exceeds active charging time • Drivers average about 3 trips between charging Infrastructure Basics
  • 14. • Nissan, Sumitomo, partner to provide low-cost DC quick chargers to North America • Available for order via website: Nissan DC Quick Chargers 80% charge in < 30 minutes (from zero SOC) EVSE Charge Type Usage Charge Power Time to Charge Level I Trickle Opportunity 1.4 kW ~20 hrs Level II Normal High Home/Public 3.3kW 6.6kW <8 hours <4 hours DC Quick Charge Quick Public/Private 44 kW 30 minutes (to 80%)
  • 15. • Nissan to support U.S. initiative of >500 fast chargers in the next couple years. • With our strategic partners, Nissan will work closely by – Providing low-cost NISSAN fast chargers – Advising on locations based on LEAF owner’s needs Portland, OR Sacrament, CA Dallas, TX Chicago, IL Nissan DC Quick Chargers in the US TENNESSEE
  • 16. • Nashville 66% • Knoxville 15% • Memphis 10% • Chattanooga 6% • Tri-Cities 2% • Jackson 1% Nissan LEAF TN Diffusion INFRASTRUCTURE GOALS Build out urban economies Link urban economies when appropriate Identify corridors for prudent investment Include utilities and key stakeholders Create state model for replication across US
  • 17. Department of Transportation Blue Sign Program Directional Signage Premise Signage Each Location Interstate Signage Signage for Public Charging Stations
  • 18. 18 Level 2 Chargers under solar canopy 1 DC Fast Charger 5 Level 2 Chargers in parking garage Nissan provides charging as an employee incentive and to meet its corporate goals. Nissan Workplace Charging: Leading by Example
  • 19. For Community Readiness + Fill infrastructure gap + Increase visibility of PEVs + Add electric miles travelled For the employer + Employee benefit + Corporate sustainability + Contribute to LEED certification + Attract cutting-edge employees Workplace Charging Challenge
  • 20. Goal Increase number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging by tenfold in five years. Workplace Charging Challenge
  • 21. Electric Light Duty Van (concept) Infiniti LE (concept) Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Leadership Commitment
  • 22. THANK YOU! 615-725-0788