How does the Nissan Leaf work?
One Youtube user was so curious about the inner workings of the Nissan Leaf he decided to take it apart, only to find it won’t quit running even after it’s been disassembled. Green Car Reports covered the story in a recent article and shared the Youtuber’s process to disassemble the 100 percent electric vehicle.
Youtube user mikeatyouttube is the author of the video and removed all the major inner workings of the Nissan Leaf and mounted the parts on a pegboard. Even when separated from the body the Nissan Leaf’s battery pack accepts charge, the electric motor turns over and even the dashboard lights blink. It’s pretty incredible, but strange at the same time. We give mikeatyouttube a lot of credit for his work and for the great video he put out that you can view on his Youtube channel here.
What mikeatyouttube successfully did – other than be a great with taking things apart and putting them back together again in a creative way – was help remove the mystery behind the electric vehicle and showed how the Nissan Leaf really works. Even though technology has improved in electric vehicles significantly over the last few years, the concept of the electric vehicle still feels foreign to many people. Now there’s a better understanding of what really makes the Nissan Leaf operate, thanks to mikeatyouttube.
We expect electric vehicles to only become more popular and for the idea of vehicles powered by alternative power sources to be more commonplace. Interested in learning more about the Nissan Leaf? We carry the Nissan Leaf in our inventory and our experienced automotive specialists will be more than happy to walk you through the innovative electric vehicle.
While you won’t see any dissembled Nissan Leaf’s on display in the Matt Castrucci Nissan showroom like mikeatyouttube has, you will find a variety of great Nissan vehicles. But we prefer the Nissan Leaf in it’s assembled form. No offense mikeatyouttube!