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Nissan today unveiled its redesigned 2018 all-electric Nissan Leaf, and one of the features new to the vehicle is support for Apple CarPlay. The new Nissan Leaf comes equipped with a 7-inch display that's compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto.

Nissan announced its first CarPlay-compatible vehicles back in June of 2016, and has thus far implemented support in the 2017 Maxima, Micra, and Murano.


Along with CarPlay, the Nissan Leaf features a range of 150 miles, ProPILOT driving assistance with speed maintenance, steering guidance, and braking, a single e-Pedal for braking and accelerating, and a revamped design.

Customers who reserve a Nissan Leaf are eligible for an exclusive gift that includes an Apple Watch Series 2, a GoPro HERO5 Black, or a Nest and Google Home bundle.

CarPlay support was slow to roll out following its initial introduction, but interest has picked up. Many 2016 and 2017 vehicles from a range of manufacturers offer the feature. Apple maintains a list of vehicles that are compatible with CarPlay on its website.

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I'd love a Nissan Leaf, but the lack of subsidies in Australia mean it would take years to even break even with my current car, a Suzuki Swift. I'm happy to hear that if substantial subsidies ever make it the vehicle will have a feature I crave!
 

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As an owner of a Toyota with a perfectly capable infotainment screen, I COMPLETELY agree.
Toyota's infotainment software SUCKS.
I looked at a 2017 Camry and the Entune system reviews were not good. Hopefully Toyota eventually adopts CarPlay.
 
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Wife has new A3 convertible which is only one of a few Audis to get Car Play as standard, here in the U.K.

I was pleased our Amazon Music was accessible.
 

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Caplay isn’t designed for a screen as large as the one in teslas. iOS screen mirroring would be a better solution for Tesla
Actually my thinking was to tile the CarPlay window. On Teslas, you can have two apps open at the same time (one on top, one on the bottom). I don't see why CarPlay can't be fixed into one of those.

Having played with a Tesla MCU though, that system is the GOLD STANDARD. It literally just works.
 

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The new Leaf 'boasts a longer range from 110 to 150 miles in one charge. Realistically that's about 100 miles to be safe. I obviously ruled such a purchase as both impractical and economically pointless. However, now I know Carplay is being fitted then I've since been down to the bank and taken out a second mortgage to buy one.

PS: I'm a tad gullible and not the sharpest tool in the box. Thanks.
 

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A single pedal for breaking and accelerating... sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
 

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the Nissan Leaf is an electric car and a land boat.

its weight is 3,350 LBS. Expected this little piggy is for the market in N America.

Cars in the early 90's came in at 1200lbs. 25 years of materials experience and the technology Nissan could do bette with the basic specs. I mean weight directly effects the cars ability to go from A to B.
 
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A single pedal for breaking and accelerating... sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
The e-pedal breaks slowly when you take your food off the pedal but there's still a regular break for when your really need to stop. In normal driving when you nothing unexpected happens the idea is you can start, slow and come to a stop (even on a hill) with the one pedal.
 

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A single pedal for breaking and accelerating... sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
Most, if not all electric cars allow for one pedal driving. It's truly a pleasure to use once you get used to it.

the Nissan Leaf is an electric car and a land boat.

its weight is 3,350 LBS. Expected this little piggy is for the market in N America.

Cars in the early 90's came in at 1200lbs. 25 years of materials experience and the technology Nissan could do bette with the basic specs. I mean weight directly effects the cars ability to go from A to B.
Cars were vastly different in the early 90s though no? This is carrying a battery pack at 40kWh.

If you want a good example of minimizing weight, BMW with the i3 is currently ~2900 lbs with a 33kWh pack. And that is after building the lower chassis with aluminum and the upper chassis with 100% carbon fibre with all body panels in plastic. The weight of the batteries must be significant.
 

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cars have bloated, for example an average modern car:
a 2015 Ford Focus is 3,000 lbs. No 33.3 kWh battery pack in that baby.

being electric adds only 20 - 30% more weight.
 
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cars have bloated, for example:
a 2015 Ford Focus is 3,000 lbs. No 33.3 kWh battery pack in that baby.

you would expect an electric car to weigh ~25% more

i am saying early
I agree, so a 3350lb Leaf with a 40kWh pack shouldn't be too surprising.
 

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Cars in the early 90's came in at 1200lbs.
No they didn't.
Car are generally heavier now, mostly due to increased safety standards.

But, they were not even close to 1200 pounds is the 90's. The car on my avatar is a 91. It is much smaller than most cars, and the weight is more double than the 1200 lbs that you claim.

The MKIII version of it from the 2000's was much lighter, but still was over 2000 lbs.
 
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No they didn't.
Car are generally heavier now, mostly due to increased safety standards.

But, they were not even close to 1200 pounds is the 90's. The car on my avatar is a 91. It is much smaller than most cars, and the weight is more double than the 1200 lbs that you claim.

The MKIII version of it from the 2000's was much lighter, but still was over 2000 lbs.
I just purchased a new Ford Taurus SHO, it weighs 4,327 Pounds and its loaded with safety measures, and has excellent crash ratings. But by no means it is slow with the all wheel drive twin turbo 3.5 litre just because it's heavy. Cars today are powerful enough where weight cancels itself out in someways.
 

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I just purchased a new Ford Taurus SHO, it weighs 4,327 Pounds and its loaded with safety measures, and has excellent crash ratings. But by no means it is slow with the all wheel drive twin turbo 3.5 litre just because it's heavy. Cars today are powerful enough where weight cancels itself out in someways.
No disagreement here.

The power and torque numbers that many cars today are putting out are really impressive. Especially when the fuel economy is generally getting higher.
 
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Except for Teslas, most electric cars look horrible. Is there some requirement that an electric car must be designed to look stupid? And what Toyota has done with the latest Prius models is hideous.
 

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... they were not even close to 1200 pounds is the 90's. The car on my avatar is a 91. It is much smaller than most cars, and the weight is more double than the 1200 lbs that you claim. The MKIII version of it from the 2000's was much lighter, but still was over 2000 lbs.
5th gen civics 1992 - 95 were less than 1,200 lbs
specifically a honda civic-VX