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8 ways the Nissan LEAF e+ is changing the game for electric cars

With more range, more power and more advanced features, there are even more reasons to pick Nissan’s 100% electric family-friendly hatchback in 2020...

With more range, more power and more advanced features, there are even more reasons to pick Nissan’s 100% electric family-friendly hatchback in 2020

Up to 239 miles of electric range

A high-performance battery that boasts 55% more capacity means the 62kWh battery in the Nissan LEAF e+ delivers a range of up to 239 miles (WLTP combined)(1). That’s enough to get you from London to Leeds, or to cover a week and a half of commuting(2)

It lends a helping hand 

Advanced Nissan ProPILOT(3) driving aids help with braking, steering and accelerating to help keep you safe, on-track and in control when it really counts. Equally, Intelligent Around View Monitor and automated ProPILOT Park take the stress out of parking. 

More power; more confidence 

The Nissan LEAF e+ has 217PS with 340Nm of instantly available electric torque for confident acceleration. With a 0-62mph time 13% quicker than previous LEAF models, it’s now even simpler and safer to pass slow vehicles and offers a more enjoyable ride. 

It’s a smartphone on wheels 

The new NissanConnect Services(4) app syncs navigation from your smartphone to your Nissan LEAF (and vice versa), with true Door-to-Door Navigation. You can also remotely pre-heat or pre-cool your LEAF while it’s recharging, so it’s the appropriate temperature for your trip without losing any range. 

It’s fast to recharge 

The Nissan LEAF e+ recharges from 20% to 80% in around 90 minutes with a rapid 50kW CHAdeMO public charger – the perfect fit for an afternoon of shopping or a trip to the cinema. At home, it takes 11h30min to recharge from 0% to 100% on a 7kW wallbox – ideal for those who have low-cost overnight recharging. 

It makes financial sense

While a lot of new electric cars have a premium price tag, the Nissan LEAF range starts at £26,345 (MRRP), including the special-edition N-TEC range, available from £32,795 (MRRP). Low-cost overnight charging keeps day-to-day running costs low, while new 0% BIK tax rules introduced in April 2020 make the LEAF great for company car drivers(5).

It re-energises your commute 

e-Pedal makes tackling traffic easier by letting you start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal. e-Pedal also regenerates energy back into the Nissan LEAF’s battery. 

You’re part of a growing family 

Since its launch in 2010, over 450,000 drivers around the world have chosen the Nissan LEAF, making it the first all-electric car to hit this benchmark. The Nissan LEAF has also been sold over 33,000 times in the UK. So, why not join the gang? 

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.

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(1) Nissan LEAF: Fuel consumption figures; CO2 while driving: 0mpg: N/A. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare figures with vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. The electric range shown achieved using the new (WLTP) test procedure. Figures obtained after the battery was fully charged. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on various factors such as accessories fitted after registration. 

(2) UK average car mileage 7,134 miles per year - Department for Transport, 2017 

(3) ProPILOT is an Advanced Driver Assist technology but cannot prevent collisions. ProPILOT is intended for “Eyes on/Hands On” for highways only (road separated by barriers). It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be able to take control of the vehicle at any time. 

(4) All services are subject to mobile network coverage. NissanConnect Services requires subscription after the 3rd year. For further information and compatibility, please visit: 

(5) Nissan Motor (GB) Limited does not offer tax advice and recommends that all Company Car Drivers consult their own accountant with regard to their particular tax situation.

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