- Nissan announces new LEAF 3.ZERO models
- LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition benefits from a higher output (217 PS), larger battery (62 kWh), and longer a range of 239 miles on a single charge
- The Nissan LEAF was the highest selling electric vehicle in Europe in 2018
The LEAF 3.ZERO will be priced from £31,095 (including the £3,500 UK Government Plug-in Car Grant) and can be ordered immediately for May deliveries. It features the 40 kWh battery and new body colours and two-tone colour combinations will complete the choices. .
The Leaf 3.Zero will feature a new 8-inch infotainment screen enabling additional connectivity services such as door-to-door navigation. The all-new and improved NissanConnect EV app will also be available when the LEAF 3.ZERO goes on sale in Europe.
The Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition, priced from £36,795 (including Government Grant) is available to order from January 9. The limited edition will be limited to only 5,000 units in Europe. It features a higher output capable of delivering 160 kW (217 PS) of power and 340Nm of torque. Importantly it has a longer driving range expected to be up to 239 miles* from a single charge.
On the road, the LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition will deliver a 40% range increase over the LEAF 3.ZERO which is equipped with a 40 kWh battery. This represents more than 62 miles additional range for a comparable usage, a clear evolution of the LEAF.
New Battery Pack
The new higher-power battery contains 288 cells compared to the 192 found in the 40 kWh equivalent. Even with a 25% increase in energy density and 55% increase in storage capacity, the new battery pack is almost the same size as the previous model.
Acceleration from 50mph to 75mph is nearly 13% quicker. Top speed (97mph) has also increased from the 40kWh version by approximately 10%.
The new LEAF 3.ZERO models will feature both e-Pedal and ProPILOT. The e-Pedal allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal. This delivers a seamless, smooth drive and maximum control to the driver through enhanced pedal feedback.
ProPILOT is an advanced driving assistance technology which works on single-lane highways. A ‘hands-on, eyes-on’ system, it allows the car to stop, restart and stay centred in its lane in higher-speed cruising and lower-speed congested traffic scenarios. The technology reduces driving stress and fatigue, enhancing driver confidence behind the wheel.
For customer confidence, the LEAF 3.ZERO and LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition batteries come with the same eight-year/100,000 mile Nissan warranty enjoyed by all other versions of the LEAF.
The new LEAF has been the highest selling EV in Europe for 2018, with over 40,000 cars delivered across the continent. The LEAF remains the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, with more than 380,000 units sold globally since the original car launched in 2010.
The LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition was announced in Japan and is present at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, this week.