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Why buying a used Nissan LEAF makes great sense

With many of the same benefits of an all-new model, there are plenty of reasons to opt for a nearly-new example of Nissan's all-electric family hatchback...

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When it comes to choosing your next new car, the all-electric Nissan LEAF makes perfect sense. Boasting up to 239 miles of range (WLTP combined) on LEAF e+ models[1], it's a great family car that – crucially – cuts your everyday running costs. But there are lots of reasons why opting for a used Nissan LEAF makes great sense, too.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the LEAF has always been a brilliant piece of automotive innovation – regularly setting new standards for range, as well as ahead-of-its-time in-car tech and driver-friendly aids that makes journeys easier and safer. That means used Nissan LEAF models still feel modern to drive.

A used Nissan LEAF costs roughly the same to charge – and we’re talking just a few pence per mile – whether it's overnight home charging that makes the most of cheaper off-peak rates, or a quick on-the-go top-up at a public charge point.

And, like the current Nissan LEAF, used models are eligible for all the same cost-saving benefits – whether zero road tax, exemption from congestion or low-emissions zone charges, or eligibility for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)[2].

There’s also no need to worry about range. The advanced tried-and-tested lithium-ion batteries that power the Nissan LEAF have been honed by decades of development and are proving even more resilient than initially thought – only losing a few percent of their original charging capacity year-on-year.

If you buy through Nissan Intelligent Choice – Nissan’s approved used scheme – you get a minimum 12-month warranty and a Battery Quality Guarantee[3] that protects you from significant loss in battery capacity. Plus, as servicing costs are around 40% lower for electric cars, there’s less worry about expensive repair bills for wear and tear.

With thousands of Nissan LEAFs bought in the UK during the last 10 years, there are now plenty of great used examples available to buy today. So, if you want to go electric, the Nissan LEAF – whether new or used – gives you even more choice.

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[1] Laminated lithium-ion 40kWh battery with up to 168 miles range and e+ 62kWh battery with up to 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] Eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the following website for details:

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