Nissan re-leaf: power when it’s needed, where it’s needed 

Nissan RE-LEAF (3)

Nissan Leaf Electric cars can act as a power source for external devices and have been used in some emergency situations.

Now the company has produced a concept emergency response vehicle called RE-LEAF that is specifically designed for emergency work.

To better enable the car to navigate roads where there might be obstructions or fallen debris, the RE-LEAF’s ride height has been raised, there’s a custom ‘sump guard’, wider track, custom wheel arches, mud flaps and all-terrain tyres on 17” motorsport wheels.

But it doesn’t have four-wheel drive.

The rear seats have been removed and the floor levelled to provide storage for essential equipment.

Once the RE-LEAF arrives at a disaster zone, a bespoke pull-out desk, extends from the boot with a 32” LED screen and dedicated power supply creating an operational hub to run communications from and manage the recovery process.

Im David BROWN

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto