• Portable diesel-powered 440-Volt quick charger for Nissan Leaf electric cars

    We love it when people send us photos. Especially photos of things that manufacturers aren't necessarily keeping front and center for the cameras. The photo here is a "range extender" that Nissan uses to keep its 2011 Leaf electric cars fully charged for media events. The picture was taken (by a journalist who doesn't work for High Gear Media) at a recent North American Car of the Year drive event in Michigan. The white box is a 440-Volt Hasetec quick charger connected to a portable generator powered by diesel fuel. It provides high-voltage electricity that recharges a Leaf's 24-kilowatt-hour...

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