Since December 2010, Nissan has sold some 11,000 LEAFs in North America. Now, it’s offering the owners of these cars, a complimentary software update designed to improve the vehicle’s practicality.
Said update is designed to improve the accuracy of the LEAF’s on-board range indicator as well as improve time-to charge estimates, providing owners with a better picture of how far the LEAF can travel before the battery pack needs replenishing and how long it takes to fully charge the vehicle, via data from Nissan’s Carwings telematics service.
“It’s something we’re encouraging everyone to do,” remarked Nissan North America Technology and Motorsports Communication manager Steve Yaeger. “The upgrades are quite useful and [will] improve the ownership experience.”
Current LEAF owners are likely to receive news about the update either directly from Nissan or their local dealers in the coming weeks, with the latter instructed to perform the upgrade free of charge.