The 24kWh battery is based on a lithium-ion chemistry, and it is located under the vehicle floor for "more efficient packaging".
The electric car's navigation computer can show the driver, at the touch of a button, the driving radius within range under the current battery charge, and the system can also calculate if the current destination is within that range.
The range is about 100 miles, but Nissan says that regenerative braking can help extend that. The onboard computer will be able to download information about nearby charging stations, with detailed information about each.
The driver can monitor the state-of-charge of the EV via an online website and a cellular phone. For example, when the battery is fully charged, a message alert is sent to the cellular phone. Additional remote control functions range from switching the charging system ON/OFF or setting the air-conditioner timer.
That's some cool stuff. Nissan seems to be the major automaker putting the most efforts into EVs, so I'm looking forward to seeing how they do.