Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Nissan Leaf hatchback?
Despite its unconventional powertrain, the Leaf is shaped like a normal car with a significant nose and front overhang; this largely so it complies with pedestrian impact legislation in the event of an accident. However, not all of its front end is visible from the driver’s seat, so check for any minor scuffs on the bodywork and any damage to the wheels, as the Leaf will mostly have been used in urban scenarios and in tight city centre parking spaces.
When test-driving a used electric vehicle, make sure you monitor the dash to see how quickly the battery is depleted and ensure that it can be charged fully, just so you have a rough idea of battery condition.