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December 1, 2023

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Everything you need to know about the Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF was first introduced in 2010, and so while not the first electric car on the UKs roads, it was certainly one of the pioneering mainstream models of its day. Today, the Nissan LEAF is one of the best established names in EVs, and the latest model has proven to be a highly accomplished hatchback.

Nissan LEAF battery, charging times, and range

The Nissan LEAF range has been simplified, making understanding this popular EV nice and easy. All cars are powered by a 148bhp electric motor, something that provides a good balance of performance and economy. Its 39kWh battery gives it up to 169 miles of range, a healthy figure for the average commute or the school run.

This EV can charge at up to 50kW, getting from 20-80% battery capacity in around 60 minutes. Plugging into a 7kW home wallbox is perfect for an overnight charge, ensuring you start each day with a full battery just like your smartphone. Another advantage of charging at home is that you can programme the LEAF to top-up at off-peak times, saving money on electricity via lower overnight tariffs.nissan leaf

How spacious is the Nissan LEAF?

Hatchbacks are one of the most popular types of cars in the UK as they offer plenty of practicality within an easy to park package. The Nissan LEAF can seat five with rear space being ideal for growing children or clicking infant car seats into place. There are also plenty of handy cubbyholes for all of life’s bits and pieces.

The boot has a nice wide opening that makes loading heavy shopping easy. There’s a generous 435-litres of space on offer – enough for a couple of suitcases for the family holiday. The rear seats also fold down 60:40 for those times when you need a bit more space.

What tech is inside a Nissan LEAF?

All Nissan LEAFs come with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That means you can have all of the smartphone apps you’re familiar with at your disposal. There’s also a digital instrument display that neatly highlights the car’s critical data and performance, while an advanced active cruise control called ProPILOT takes the stress out of long journeys.

Like many electric cars, the Nissan LEAF features a ‘one pedal driving mode’ called ePedal. In short, this mode maximises brake regeneration, slowing the car to a stop while you modulate the speed with the accelerator.

How can I get a Nissan LEAF?

Tusker’s Salary Sacrifice scheme helps put the latest EVs on your driveway for one affordable and easy to manage monthly price. Covering everything from the car to roadside assistance, maintenance, and insurance, find out more here.

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