2018 Nissan Leaf reader test team review
Will the second-generation Leaf electric car’s sharper styling and greater range impress?...
The original Nissan Leaf was the first truly mass-market electric vehicle (EV). Since its launch in 2011, more than 20,000 examples have been sold in the UK; that means nearly half of all EVs on our roads are Leafs.
The new car is intended to be a genuine Ford Focus challenger, rather than just a quirky choice, with conventional styling, more interior space, better handling and, vitally, a longer range. Nissan claims up to 235 miles between charges – 81 more than before. An 80% charge from a fast charger takes about 40 minutes.
The Leaf also gets a new e-Pedal mode, which strengthens the regenerative braking enough to let you stop just by lifting off the accelerator.
The Leaf is on sale now, priced from £22,790. It has already been crowned our 2018 Electric Car of the Year, but do you think it will it be a game-changer?
**Watch our video review of the Nissan Leaf