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Nissan LEAF: 8 great reasons to go electric

From relaxation to cost saving, these are the most compelling reasons to make the switch from petrol or diesel to electric...

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Making the switch to an electric car - such as the Nissan LEAF e+ family hatchback, with its 239 miles of all-electric range[1] - may seem like a big step, if you haven't yet seen how easy and fun electric driving can be.

But, according to an extensive Europe-wide Nissan survey of drivers who have already made the switch and loved it[2], there are plenty of reasons why going electric is easier and more beneficial than you think.

Let's find out what they are.

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97% of respondents said switching to an electric car from a petrol or diesel was as expected or easier.

said they felt more relaxed while driving an electric car than a petrol or diesel alternative.

89% of respondents said ditching petrol and diesel for electric was the right decision.

83% said that their electric running costs were lower than expected.

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77% of respondents found an electric vehicle was smoother to drive than a petrol or diesel car.

70% said the range autonomy of their electric vehicle was better than expected.

78% found that the experience of driving an electric car was better than expected.

40% made the switch because the consider electric cars to be more environmentally friendly.

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[1] Nissan LEAF e+ 62kWh battery with 239 miles range. WLTP figures shown are for comparability purposes. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on factors such as the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted after registration, weather conditions, driving styles and vehicle load.

[2] OnePoll surveyed 7000 respondents from the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and the Nordics (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) from 29th January 2021 to 23rd February 2021. The survey was conducted online using panel members who are credited to participate in surveys. Respondents who drive EV or ICE vehicles were targeted using screening questions and profile data in order to ensure the correct demographic was achieved. Specific quotas were set to ensure market representation.

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