The all-electric 2018 Nissan Leaf has been officially unveiled today by the Japanese car company. Nissan Leaf is one of the oldest production EVs so it’s interesting to see what its successor brings to the table. Nissan has updated the overall design and has also increased the range.
The new Nissan Leaf has a more aerodynamic design to ensure drag reduction. This, in turn, helps the car provide users with more range on a single charge. The 2018 Nissan Leaf range has been confirmed as 150 miles under EPA estimates. That’s a good improvement over the 100 mile range of the car’s predecessor.
It’s not close to some of its rivals, though. For example, the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt both offer significantly more range on a single charge. Nissan says that using the 3 kW charger can juice up the battery in 16 hours.
A high output 6kW hour charger can be used to proverbially fill up the car in 8 hours. Nissan is going to launch a higher power performance and higher range version of the Nissan Leaf next year.
Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driving features are available on the 2018 Nissan Leaf as well. The features include hands-free parking, SAE Level 2 autonomy on single-land highways, and intelligent hands-free parking.
Prices for the 2018 Nissan Leaf start at $29,990 in the United States. It will be rolled out in this market by January next year.