Watch Nissan Leaf 40 kWh on moose test
2018 Nissan Leaf 40 kWh was recently tested in moose test from km77. At 76km/h the Leaf showed safe behaviour, but without having much flexibility. The Japanese electric car passed successfully without touching cones at this speed.
When the intake speed increased to 77 km/h the Leaf did not ideally pass through the cones. As a result, some cones were demolished by the increased understeer.
When the intake speed increased to 77 km/h the Leaf did not ideally pass through the cones. As a result, some cones were demolished by the increased understeer. How the 2018 Nissan Leaf responded at 79 km/h? see in the video below.
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Description from YouTube channel km77.com (translate)
Nissan LEAF. Dodge maneuver.
We recorded these images with a unit that we had whose battery is 40 kWh, so it is the version with the lowest weight of the two available of the LEAF 2018. We overcome the dodge without knocking down cones with an input speed of 76 km/h . Body movements show that it is not an agile tourism, but that it is easy to control.
With a slight increase in input speed we were no longer able to overcome the exercise. At 77 km/h, we demolished the outer cones of the second lane and one of the third, due to the excess understeer suffered by the LEAF. In slow motion it is observed that the change of trajectory is clean and that there are no bounces of the body. But simply a large deviation of the trajectory, due to lateral sliding.
The same effect, amplified, occurred at 79 km/h. Not to mention anything else in particular. The brake lights are activated automatically when the stability control comes into operation. The driver felt that at all times he had the situation under control.
The LEAF has a well-adjusted stability control, which prevents in advance that the driver can approach a loss of control during abrupt changes of trajectory. This limits the speed at which we perform the slalom. If you act gently on the steering wheel, the exercise is done fluently. The brake lights betray, again, the momentary operation of the controls.