When people see electric cars, they often don’t know much about the power and performance. Some people may think that they perform poorly due to not having an internal combustion engine and transmission. However, the 2020 Nissan LEAF proves that electric vehicles have impressive power. So, what are the 2020 Nissan LEAF performance specs? Keep on reading to find out!
How well does the 2020 Nissan LEAF Perform?
The 2020 Nissan LEAF comes with two different electric motor options and two different battery options. The first electric motor is a 110 kW AC synchronous electric motor. This motor delivers up to 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The 110 kW motor is paired with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The second motor option is a 160 kW AC synchronous electric motor. This motor gets up to 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The 160 kW motor is paired with a 62 kWh lithium-ion battery. This engine also comes standard with a quick charge port with 100 kW of power.
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Benefits of going 100 percent electric
Since the Nissan LEAF is 100% electric, you need to know the benefits of having an all-electric vehicle. One of the first benefits is that you’ll save money. Since the 2020 Nissan LEAF doesn’t use gas, you won’t need to spend a lot of money every time you need to fill up. Another benefit of not using gas, is no tailpipe emissions. Another money saving aspect is that you don’t need to get oil changes. The Nissan LEAF doesn’t use an internal combustion engine so there’s no need to use oil.
You also don’t need to do tune-ups for spark plugs, timing belts and fluid top-ups. Less maintenance equals less money. Depending on where you live, you can also gain access to HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) and carpool lanes. You also have the potential of getting preferred parking. Finally, you’ll enjoy a quiet cabin as you drive. As you can see, there are many benefits to going 100% electric.