Nissan LEAF to race in Mongol Rally
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.