2018 Nissan Leaf
$A49990+ (estimated base price)
Available: Q3, 2019
One of the lessons learned from Nissan's first leaf generation is that an electric car does not necessarily have to be different. What is different now though is a 40kWh battery which brings the Leaf to 240km range - enough for everyday use. This corresponds to a real consumption of 16.3 kWh / 100 km. The electric motor now delivers 110kW, accelerates in 8.8 seconds from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour and with 320Nm of torque, has enough grunt to get up and go.
|EV Type||BEV||Charging Plugs (AC)||Type 2|
|BEV Range (km)||270||Charging Plugs (DC)||CHAdeMO|
|Real World Range (km)||240||Max Charge Rate (kW, AC/DC)||7/50|
|Battery Size (kWh)||40||Tow Rating (kg)
|Max. Power (kW)||110||Max. Torque (Nm)|
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