Nissan Leaf EV Delivers More Power, Extra Range

Posted September 08, 2017

The Nissan Leaf 2018 has been tested in various countries and the numbers of its milage are different due to traffic and conditions of the streets. The range also depends on what other features are being used such as the car's heater. If you keep letting off the accelerator, the Leaf will come to a complete stop and hold itself until you press the pedal to go again. That puts it in the same class as the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3.

Nissan is planning to pull out the real show-stopper in late 2018.

It has a driving range of 378km on a single charge, nearly 50% more than its predecessor. Keep in mind that the range could fall when using USA fuel economy standards. Until then, the roughly $30,000 Leaf could be a good choice for a budget conscious shopper who doesn't regularly travel long distances.

He did not elaborate on the timing of other EV models.

More than 70,000 Leafs have been built on Wearside since 2013, including a record 17,483 a year ago. In Japan, the vehicle starts at a price of 3.15 million yen ($29,000), according to a statement Wednesday. Whether the 2018 Nissan Leaf is passed by in favor of more expensive competitors with more impressive overall driving ranges remains to be seen; the sales battle begins when the Leaf goes on sale early in 2018. One is called ProPilot Assist, which combines adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention, and an emergency braking system to help reduce fatigue in low-speed driving situations.

Research has shown that Leaf buyers wanted a auto below the $30,000 starting price, but they also wanted more features, Maragno said. That upgraded battery pack feeds an electric motor with 147 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque, both up significantly from the current model.

The new Leaf will be a showcase for Nissan's new ProPilot suite of autonomous technology. A new all-electric SUV is expected to join the ranks of the Leaf. Both cars offer extra-cost options that raise the average transaction prices: A well-equipped Bolt runs about $42,000, while the Tesla, with a price structure modeled on those of similarly sized German luxury sedans, can be optioned up to almost $60,000.

Nissan recently trademarked the name "Terra", which was used on a SUV concept shown in Paris in 2012, but Albaisa said this is not the vehicle being revealed in Tokyo.

With an autonomy announced of 241 km and a base price of $ 35 998$, the Leaf 2018 will be eligible for a credit government of$ 8,000 in Quebec because of the government program, Drive electric.

Nissan Australia has given no indication of pricing for the next Leaf.

The restyled 2018 Leaf is lower and more sculpted than its bulbous predecessor, billed as sleek and aerodynamic to maximise range.