2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Leaf SL: The Spoiler Solar Panel

August 09, 2011

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Our long-term 2011 Nissan Leaf has a photovoltaic solar panel embedded in the rear spoiler that's part of the higher-level SL trim package.

Although it doesn't charge the vehicle's lithium ion batteries used for propulsion, the solar panel does help to charge the 12V accessory battery.

Hey, it's something! And it's a good start towards further solar energy progress.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 3,500 miles

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