Nissan has announced a new version of the LEAF EV that packs a larger battery inside to deliver a longer driving range. The new LEAF is called the LEAF e+ and it uses a 62 kWh battery pack and offers a higher output powertrain. Nissan says the new model has 40% longer range.
Nissan touts an EPA-estimated range of up to 226 miles. The LEAF e+ will be sold under the LEAF Plus series in the US and Canada with several tries in the series. Trims include the S Plus, SV Plus, SL Plus.
The car will roll onto dealer lots in Japan in January with US sales starting spring 2019. Pricing is unannounced at this time. “The new Nissan LEAF e+ offers all of the style, convenience and electric vehicle benefits that have helped make LEAF the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, plus even more driving excitement, range, power and choice,” said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, and chairman, Nissan North America. “Customers now have a selection of powertrains and models to best suit their driving needs.”
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