Nis­san LEAF to race in Mon­gol Rally

The Witness - Wheels - - ELECTRIC -

TO si­lence the doubters on the dura­bil­ity of elec­tric ve­hi­cles, UK com­pany Plug In Ad­ven­tures will en­ter a spe­cially mod­i­fied Nis­san LEAF in the Mon­gol Rally to race 16 000 km in June.

Dubbed the LEAF AT-EV (All Ter­rain Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle), the ve­hi­cle is based on a stan­dard 30 kWh Nis­san LEAF Acenta, which offers a range of up to 155 miles/250 km on a sin­gle charge. The mod­i­fi­ca­tions in­clude nar­row wheels and tyres for bet­ter per­for­mance on wet dirt roads, a plate to pro­tect the un­der­side of the wish­bones, braided brake lines and a 6 mm alu­minium sump guard. The in­te­rior has been stripped to pro­vide more stor­age space.

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