How to inexpensively increase the range of a nissan leaf by 54%
The aeromodding of our nissan leaf for aerodynamic improvement has begun. The modifications include a 75% grille block, reversed mud flaps, a 12 volt 400 watt solar roof to alliveate the dc/dc converter load on the main high voltage battery, a ecomodder 3 piece translucent polycarbonate Kamm back that still allows rear view and normal hatch operation while reducing aerodynamic drag which increases MPGE and range.
Soon it will have a complete hitch trunk tail cone, wheel spats, moon disc solid wheel hubcaps, etc...
We are currently building a custom hitch rack that is a wedge shaped box with licence plate and tail lights that follows and tapers the back end of the nissan leaf to a nice aerodynamic raindrop shape; since 70% of aerodynamics is aft body!
The aeromodding of a 150 mpg family sedan nissan Leaf efficiency mileage blog can be reviewed here: