Promoted: Conquer the cold with the new Nissan LEAF
As winter rolls in, Nissan’s 100% electric hatchback has the perfect solutions for beating morning chills...
Whether you love a crisp winter morning or fear icy pre-dawn departures, the 100% electric new Nissan LEAF lets you conquer the cold in style – helping you waste less energy as you stay warm and ice-free, and letting you spend more time enjoying the comforts of home.
Don’t want the stress and hassle of wrapping up to de-ice the windscreen? With the Nissan Connect EV app**, you can remotely pre-warm your new LEAF before you exit your front door.
As this happens while the new LEAF is plugged into its home charger, you get all the benefits of a fast exit and a toasty car interior while retaining all of your 168 to 242-mile range* (WLTP Combined and City Cycle).
Want to stay warm in the early stages of your journey without compromising your electric range? We’ve thought of that, too. A heated steering wheel and heated front seats (on selected trims) are much more energy-efficient than air-conditioning at keeping the driver and front passenger warm, by virtue of actually being in contact with your body.
What if things get really cold? Well, if you do need an additional temperature boost, the new LEAF uses an innovative heat-pump for the cabin that is significantly more energy efficient than traditional in-car heaters.
Equally, automatic air-conditioning – with a dedicated heat mode – means that you can reach, and maintain, the ideal in-car temperature without wasting excess battery charge or your range.
So, if you want to stay warm and save energy on winter journeys, the new LEAF has the cool tech to beat any chill.
Get set for Formula E
Nissan is all set to make its debut in the all-electric FIA Formula E championship for the 2018/2019 season.
The new Gen2 Formula E car features a more powerful electric powertrain and a battery with double the energy capacity, letting it race longer and faster.
Former champion Sebastien Buemi was four seconds quicker than in 2017 at his first test with the Nissan e.dams team, so we should be set for a thrilling season-opener in Riyadh on December 15th.
No fuel is good fuel
Nissan and What Car? are committed to helping drivers understand the real cost of motoring.
True MPG is What Car?’s guide to how many miles a petrol, diesel or hybrid car really does to the gallon. Still, when it comes to fuel efficiency, no petrol. diesel or hybrid engine can beat the Nissan LEAF: it uses no combustible fuel at all.
For more information on What Car? True MPG, head to whatcar.com/truempg.
For more information on the all-electric Nissan LEAF, head to nissan.co.uk/newleaf.
* Figures are produced for comparison purposes in accordance with European legislation and may not reflect real life driving results.
** Connecting a mobile phone to use Nissan Connect EV should only be done when the car is parked safely. Use of the system should always be in accordance with the rules of The Highway Code. Drivers should only use the system when it is safe to do so. Users should be aware of the potential for hands-free technology to distract attention from the road, which could impact on having full control of the vehicle. For compatible devices, please visit nissan.co.uk/ownership/nissan-infotainment-system/nissanconnect-ev.html