2012 Nissan Leaf SL - Specifications
Brand, model, trim, price
Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.
The name of the manufacturer.
The series to which the model belongs.
The model name of the electric car.
The code/name that denotes the level of equipment of the EV including exterior and interior features, battery packs, electric motors, etc.
The year for which the model is announced by the manufacturer. Most often it does not completely coincide with the calendar year in which the model is available on the market.
Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.
Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.
The body style of the model as defined by the number of doors and roof treatment.
Materials used in the vehicle's body construction.
Available exterior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.
Available interior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.
|Number of doors|
Number of doors for passengers. Depending on the body style, the doors can be two, four, etc.
|Number of seats|
Number of seats inclduing the driver and passenger ones. Depending on the model, the seats can be five, six, seven or other.
The distance from the frontmost to the rearmost point of the electric vehicle.
|175.0 in (inches)|
4445 mm (millimeters)
The width of the vehicle without mirrors.
|69.7 in (inches)|
1770 mm (millimeters)
|Width with mirrors|
The width of the vehicle with unfolded mirrors included.
|77.4 in (inches)|
1967 mm (millimeters)
The distance from the ground to the top of the electric car.
|61.0 in (inches)|
1550 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers of the front and rear axle.
|106.3 in (inches)|
2700 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the front axle.
|60.6 in (inches)|
1539 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the rear axle.
|60.4 in (inches)|
1534 mm (millimeters)
The distance from the ground to the lowest point of the vehicle measured without cargo or passengers. The ground clearance is also known as ride height.
|6.3 in (inches)|
160 mm (millimeters)
The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the front seats bottom.
|41.2 in (inches)|
1047 mm (millimeters)
The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the rear seats bottom.
|37.3 in (inches)|
948 mm (millimeters)
|Front shoulder room|
The horizontal distance between the panels of the two front doors.
|54.3 in (inches)|
1379 mm (millimeters)
|Rear shoulder room|
The horizontal distance between the panels of the two rear doors.
|52.5 in (inches)|
1334 mm (millimeters)
|Front hip room|
The width of the front seats of the car, which indicates how much space is available for the driver and passenger on either side of their waists when they sit down.
|51.5 in (inches)|
1308 mm (millimeters)
|Rear hip room|
The width of the seat cushion on the back, which indicates how much space is available for the passengers on either side of their waists.
|50.0 in (inches)|
1270 mm (millimeters)
The distance available for the legs of the driver and the front passenger.
|42.1 in (inches)|
1069 mm (millimeters)
The distance available for the legs of the rear passengers.
|33.3 in (inches)|
846 mm (millimeters)
This is the sum of the front and rear passenger volumes. The front passenger volume is calculated by multiplying the front headroom, legroom and shoulder room. The rear passenger volume can be calculated in the same way. If the difference between the shoulder and the hip room is more than 5 inches (125 mm), their average is used for the multiplication.
|2617.0 l (liters)|
92.42 ft3 (cubic feet)
2.62 m3 (cubic meters)
The total volume of the vehicle is the sum of the front and rear volume or the sum of the all available passenger and cargo volume.
|3194.0 l (liters)|
112.80 ft3 (cubic feet)
3.19 m3 (cubic meters)
The available space for cargo in the main trunk, excluding the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.
|410.6 l (liters)|
14.50 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.41 m3 (cubic meters)
|Maximum trunk volume|
The maximum available space for cargo in the main trunk, including the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.
|679.6 l (liters)|
24.00 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.68 m3 (cubic meters)
Curb weight (a.k.a. kerb weight) is the EV mass with standard equipment, liquids (oils and fuel at nominal tank capacity) but without cargo and passengers. In some EU countries, the curb weight also includes the weight of a 75 kg (165 lb) driver.
|3401.73 lb (pounds)|
1543 kg (kilograms)
In the context of automobiles, the payload is the summary of the weights of passengers, cargo, accessories, equipment.
|923.74 lb (pounds)|
419 kg (kilograms)
GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating and is also known as gross vehicle mass (GVM). It describes the maximum operating weight of the electric car including the curb weight and payload (accessories, equipment, driver, passengers and cargo).
|4323.26 lb (pounds)|
1961 kg (kilograms)
The drag coefficient or coefficient of drag is related to the car's aerodynamics as it denotes the resistance to the air of the front surface of the vehicle when it is in movement. The lower the coefficient, the better aerodynamics the model has. Ultimately, this allows for higher speeds and improved power efficiency.
|0.29 Cd (drag coefficient)|
Information about the model's electric motor and its performance
The name of the manufacturer of the electric motor.
The model name of the electric motor.
|Electric motor type|
The electric motor category according to the type of motor commutation. Most electric motors operate on magnetism and can be powered by direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) sources. Depending on the type of commutation, electric motors are either self-commutated (AC and DC, mechanical or electronic) and externally commutated (AC only, asynchronous or synchronous).
|Permanent magnet synchronous|
|Location of the motor|
Information about the electric notor's location. The two most common locations are the front and rear of the electric car.
The electric motor voltage is related to how fast a motor can run. The voltage-rotational speed relationship is proportional one - the higher the voltage, the higher the speed.
|345 V (volts)|
The power produced by the electric motor depends proportionally on the motor's rotational speed.
|80 kW (kilowatts)|
107.3 hp (mechanical horsepower)
108.8 ps (metric horsepower)
Torque is the driving force of an electric motor and is the rotational equivalent of a linear force. A typical feature of electric cars is that they get full torque from zero speed.
|280 Nm (newton meters)|
28.6 kgm (kilogram meters)
206.5 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Regenerative braking is a typical feature of electric vehicles, in which the electric motor uses the vehicle's kinetic energy to save power or stores it for later use.
Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.
The top speed that the vehicle can achieve as specified by the manufacturer.
|93.2 mph (miles per hour)|
150.0 km/h (kilometers per hour)
|Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph|
The time in seconds the model needs to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph.
|9.90 s (seconds)|
Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.
|NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)||108.7 mi / 175.0 km|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||73.0 mi / 117.5 km|
Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||21.1 kWh/100 km|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||34 kWh/100 mi|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Highway||92 MPGe|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||99 MPGe|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||City||106 MPGe|
Information about the energy class of the electric car.
Information about the energy class of the electric vehicle.
Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.
|Type of steering mechanism|
Information about the design type of the steering mechanism of the electric car.
|Rack and pinion|
|Type of power steering|
Information about the type of power steering used in this model.
Often referred to as turning diameter or turning radius (multiplied by two), this is the smallest diameter that the outside wheels of the vehicle describe when it is turning on full lock.
|10.4 m (meters)|
34.12 ft (feet)
Information about the transmission of the model.
|Type of transmission|
Information about the type of transmission used by the vehicle. Generally, EVs are equipped with one-speed automatic units.
|Automatic single-speed reduction gear|
Information about the type of drivetrain (the system that delivers power to the driving wheels).
|Front-wheel drive (FWD)|
The axle ratio a.k.a. final drive ratio of the electric motor. It shows the number of revolutions of the driveshaft needed to spin the axle one complete turn.
Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.
Information about the main components of the front suspension of the electric vehicle.
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Information about the main components of the rear suspension of the electric vehicle.
|Live axle (beam axle / rigid axle / solid axle)|
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Information about the brake system used on this model.
Information about the type of brakes used on the front wheels.
Information about the type of brakes used on the rear wheels.
Additional details about the brakes of this model.
|Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system|
Information about the rims available for this electric car.
Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.
|Markings||Width||Profile||Diameter||Load index||Speed index|
Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.
The name of the company that has manufactured the battery.
|Type of rechargeable battery|
The type of rechargeable battery depending on its composition.
The capacity of the rechargeable battery that powers this EV as specified by the manufacturer in kilowatt hours.
|24 kWh (kilowatt hours)|
|Number of cells|
The batteries used by electric cars are usually packs that consist of a certain number of battery cells in different arrangements. Information about the total number of cells in this particular model.
|Number of modules|
Battery cells are arranged in different modules that comprise battery packs. Information about the number of modules in this battery.
The battery voltage denotes the difference in electric potential between the positive and negative electrodes of the pack. The higher difference in potential results in a higher voltage.
|364.8 V (volts)|
In general, energy density shows the energy stored in a certain space per unit volume. In the context of batteries, the energy density is actually the specific energy (energy per unit mass) measured in watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg).
|157 Wh/kg (watt-hour per kilogram)|
Total weight of the battery pack including not only the cells but also the shield, wiring, etc.
|601.86 lb (pounds)|
273 kg (kilograms)
The total volume of the battery pack.
|485.0 l (liters)|
17.13 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.48 m3 (cubic meters)
Information about the position of the battery pack in the electric vehicle.
|Under the floor, middle|
Information about the type of battery cooling on this specific model.
|Air convection (passive)|
|Minimum ambient temperature|
Manufacturer-specified minimum ambient temperature to which the vehicle should not be exposed for more than 24 hours at a time.
|-25 °C (degrees Celsius)|
-13 °F (degrees Fahrenheit)
|Maximum ambient temperature|
Manufacturer-specified maximum ambient temperature to which the vehicle should not be exposed for more than 24 hours at a time
|49 °C (degrees Celsius)|
120.2 °F (degrees Fahrenheit)
Additional information about the rechargeable battery of the electric car.
|Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite|
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.
|Fast charging station||Type 4 (IEC 62196-3 AA, CHAdeMO)||-||-||-|
|EVSE cable||Type 1 (SAE J1772, IEC 61851-1, J Plug, Yazaki)||-||-||2.3 kW|
|Portable cable||Type 1 (SAE J1772, IEC 61851-1, J Plug, Yazaki)||-||-||7.4 kW|
Onboard charger/Charging port
Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.
|Onboard charger||Type 1 (SAE J1772, IEC 61851-1, J Plug, Yazaki)||3.6 kW||-||Front-middle|
|Quick charge port||Type 4 (IEC 62196-3 AA, CHAdeMO)||50 kW||-||Front-middle|
Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.
|Type||Battery %||Estimated time (h:m)|
|Quick charge port||0% - 80%||00:23 - 00:29|
|Portable cable||0% - 100%||06:40 - 08:00|
|EVSE cable||0% - 100%||10:26 - 21:00|
A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.
|-||Photovoltaic solar panel spoiler||S|
|-||Tire repair kit||S|
|Safety and assistance||3-point ALR/ELR seat belts||S|
|Safety and assistance||Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||S|
|Safety and assistance||Brake Assist (BA)||S|
|Safety and assistance||Child safety rear door locks||S|
|Safety and assistance||Child seat upper tether anchor||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electric parking brake||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)||S|
|Safety and assistance||Energy-absorbing steering column||S|
|Safety and assistance||Front and rear crumple zones||S|
|Safety and assistance||LATCH||S|
|Safety and assistance||Nissan Advanced Air Bag System||S|
|Safety and assistance||Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System||S|
|Safety and assistance||Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts||S|
|Safety and assistance||RearView Monitor||S|
|Safety and assistance||Side door guard beams||S|
|Safety and assistance||Standard Roadside Assistance||S|
|Safety and assistance||Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)||S|
|Safety and assistance||Traction Control System (TCS)||S|
|Safety and assistance||Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)||S|
|Safety and assistance||Vehicle Security System (VSS)||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||12-volt power outlet||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||7-inch display||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD-ROM||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Auxiliary input jack||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||CARWINGS telematics||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||HomeLink Universal Transceiver||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Nissan Navigation System||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||6 x Speakers||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Standard trip computer||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||USB port||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||XM Satellite Radio||S|
|Air-conditioning||Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)||S|
|Air-conditioning||Rear HVAC duct||S|
|Seats||4-way manual front passenger's seat||S|
|Seats||6-way manual driver's seat||S|
|Seats||60/40-split folding rear seats||S|
|Seats||Heated front and rear seats||S|
|Steering wheel||3-spoke, heated||S|
|Doors and windows||Nissan Intelligent Key||S|
|Doors and windows||Power door locks with auto locking||S|
|Doors and windows||Power windows||S|
|Doors and windows||Remote charge door release||S|
|Doors and windows||Variable intermittent windshield wipers||S|
|Mirrors||Heated outside mirrots||S|
|Mirrors||Power remote-controlled outside mirrors||S|
|Lights||Automatic on/off headlights||S|
|Upholstery||Partially recycled materials for seat fabric||S|