Nissan has launched an ‘app’ for smartphones, allowing LEAF drivers to be in direct contact with their electric vehicle at all times to check vital data including battery status.
The app reportedly allows Nissan LEAF owners to manage and control many frequently-used vehicle features directly from their smartphone.
The application is available to anyone with a Nissan LEAF, an active CARWINGS subscription, or an interest in better understanding the Nissan LEAF.
The LEAF is the world’s first and only 100% electric car for the mass market. It was launched in 2010 and has reportedly sold more than 4,000 units in the United States.
Using the LEAF application, which is also available on the iPhone, users can access critical information points for their Nissan LEAF, such as charging, pre-cooling and heating, and monitoring the status of their vehicle.
• Check the state of the battery charge
• Begin charging
• Check when battery charge is complete
• See estimated driving range
• Turn the climate control system on or off.
“Nissan understands that telematics and other communication services are important for consumers,” said Trisha Jung, director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America.
“By providing accessibility and functionality to the Nissan LEAF through all major smartphone platforms, we are truly delivering ‘Innovation for All.’”
Nissan’s Australian casting operations in Dandenong, Melbourne this year won a $160 million global manufacturing contract to make aluminium components for the LEAF car.
The contract will reportedly secure 145 jobs for Australia at the casting plant in Dandenong.