First Look – Nissan Shows off the next generation Nissan Leaf All Electric Vehicle

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Nissan Leaf Charging up at a Station near you

This week at an event in Tokyo, Nissan finally showed the world its much anticipated follow up to the original smash hit Nissan Leaf. Rather than go after the Tesla Model 3 Market, the Nissan Leaf is instead going after the entire compact car market with its bigger, stronger and more powerful offering. The second generation Nissan Leaf has been upgraded in everyway, including a larger battery pack and more powerful electric motor allowing the Nissan Leaf to offer greater performance and range than the older Nissan Leaf.

In addition to this the car has been styled in a modern and appealing way to all potential customers, a flaw found in the original Nissan Leaf which just looked dull and boring. Thanks to a new 40kW lithium-ion battery, the second generation Nissan Leaf can travel up to 400km on a single charge, which is a significant boost from the 170km range of the first generation Nissan leaf. A Nissan Charger will provide up to 40km of range per hour

The new Nissan Leaf is also jam packed full of technological goodies including autonomous driving functionality and parking system known as “ProPilot” which also includes a wider safety suite combining autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, traffic light recognition and emergency assistance if you hit the wrong pedal.  Whilst on the topic of the pedals, The accelerator or ‘e-pedal’ as it has been re-named by Nissan, is capable of slowing and even stopping the car without the need to touch the break pedal, and a relatively common sight in most electric vehicles such a Tesla Model 3 and The Chevy Bolt.

The New Nissan Leaf has added an extension on the back and comes out slightly longer overall, which when incorporated with the new styling, makes the New Nissan leaf a far more sleeker and sportier option for new and existing electric vehicle owners. Nissan charging stations also allows for the Leaf to use  DC chargers with the CHadEMO port. expect to see the New Nissan Leaf charging along Australian roads in late 2018, and although no official announcement has been made we estimate a price tag of around the $50,000 mark, which given the range and standard features is a really good deal.

For more information check out this video from Nissan 

2018 Australian Nissan Leaf price and specifications

On sale: Late 2018

Price: $50,000 (estimated

Engine: Electric motor

Power: 110kW

Torque: 320Nm

Range: 400km

Charging Type: Single Phase Type 2 (mennekes)

Charging Speed: 7 kW (40km / hour)

Charging Cable: Nissan Leaf Charging Cable Type 2 – Type 2 or Portable Type 2 Charger

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