This is not your typical Nissan LEAF EV

Updated Oct 01, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

An all-electric emergency response vehicle.

The country is currently waiting for any further announcement regarding as to whether Nissan Philippines will be bringing in the LEAF EV in the local market or not.

While waiting for the announcement, Nissan recently unveiled a 100 percent electric emergency response vehicle concept called the RE-LEAF. The concept car is designed to provide a mobile power supply in emergency situations. The RE-LEAF working prototype is based on the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) passenger car.

The Nissan concept upfront

The Nissan RE-LEAF Concept

Nissan Europe said that natural disasters are the primary reason for power outages all around the world. When a disaster hits, electric supply is usually restored after 24 to 48 hours.

Nissan RE-LEAF: 100% electric emergency response vehicle concept

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For this reason, Nissan Europe said that the RE-LEAF concept vehicle can be used during these situations. The EV concept can be driven into the center of a disaster zone and provide a fully mobile power supply.

The Nissan RE-LEAF comes with disaster-ready features such as weatherproof plug sockets that enable 110 to 230 devices to be powered. It also comes with all-terrain wheels, high ground clearance, underfloor protection, and wider tracks.

Interior view of the Nissan RE-LEAF

It comes with the most essential equipment for disaster responses

In addition, the Nissan RE-LEAF is installed with a pull-out desk and monitor mounted at the cargo space of the vehicle. The cargo area of the RE-LEAF is also mounted with other essential equipment for emergency situations.

“Electric vehicles are emerging as one of the technologies that can improve resilience in the power sector,” said Helen Perry, head of electric passenger cars and infrastructure for Nissan Europe.

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Rear view of the Nissan RE-LEAF

We're getting one step closer to the EV era

“By having thousands of EVs available on standby, either as disaster support vehicles or plugged into the network through Vehicle-to-Grid, they’re uniquely capable of creating a virtual power plant to maintain a supply of energy,” she concluded.

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Nissan LEAF

<p>The Nissan LEAF is an electric-powered five-door hatchback fitted with a wide array of advanced features for modern-day driving. It is one of the best-selling electric vehicles globally, featuring a 311 km maximum range. It features a sporty exterior detailed with the latest innovations. Inside, it is equipped with a wide array of comfort and convenience features. Nissan Philippines is offering the LEAF at Php 2,798,000. Available colors for the 2021 Nissan LEAF with the two-tone blacked-out roof include Pearl White, Vivid Blue, Gun Metallic, and Magnetic Red.</p>

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Rex Sanchez

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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