The 2018 Nissan LEAF is set to debut early in 2018. The compact electric car has been in production since 2010, but it has not taken off in popularity as much as some may have originally thought. Are you intrigued by the idea of an electric car that can put up range (similar to MPG) rating of over 100? If so, continue reading!
Consumer research suggests that one problem with the LEAF’s popularity (in the United States, that is) may be because many people just aren’t aware of the LEAF’s features and benefits as an electric car.
Nissan LEAF details
As an all-electric car and not a hybrid, the LEAF produces no pollution via tailpipe, and it does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. While the LEAF has yet to totally catch on in the United States (although just over 17,000 were sold in the U.S. in 2015), it has won a number of awards internationally, including the 2010 Green Car Vision Award, the 2011 European Car of the Year, the 2011 World Car of the Year, and the 2011–2012 Car of the Year Japan. So, what makes the LEAF so appealing?
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2018 Nissan LEAF EV range (MPG)
An all-electric car can’t really be measured in MPG or fuel economy, because there are no gallons of gasoline or fuel to measure. Instead, it is classified as EV range. The LEAF can be charged completely in as little as eight hours if you use a high output 6 kW hour charger. The new EV range estimate is 150 miles, meaning that the battery provides 150 miles of range under EPA estimates, which is better than the just-over 100 miles of the last model.
The combination of the LEAF’s EV range and environmental friendliness make it an ideal purchase. Skepticism of all-electric cars should be all but eradicated by evidence of the class’ success around the world.
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