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Nissan launches predictive battery charge service in Japan

Already under development for the United States and Europe, the new functions are aimed at helping LEAF owners plan journeys on the most suitable routes. Using the smartphone app or website, users will be able to see predicted battery charge based not only on distance but taking the type of roads covered, air conditioning usage and elevation changes into account.

CARWINGS data has also been used to build an Energy Usage Database. Based on historic information gathered from 28,000 LEAF owners, this will show maximum and minimum electricity used to cover specific routes. Both sets of information will eventually be built into the LEAF’s satellite navigation system, the carmaker has said.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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