The second generation the most sold electric car up to date is bringing new design, more power, better batteries and possibility of bidirectional charging to help home supply in the case of need. In Europe it will be available in January.
With the 250.000 sold cars since its introduction in 2010 Leaf stil holds the position of most sold electric car up to date. Expectations from the new Leaf are therefore quite high and Nissan thinks, that it will be worth of predecessors name.
They developed new Nissan Leaf completely from scratch and gave him a new design which dose not have much in common with its predecessor. Design clues are coming from other brand's models and the bitonal arrangment with the back roof even gives it a kind of sporty appearance. Also the interior became more conventional, with better materials and thorough connectivity.
And most important question? Second generation Nissan Leaf has a new powetrain doubed e-powertrain with a power of 110 kilowatts, which is 30 kilowatts improvement in comparision to predecessor, and 320 Nm of torque. Batteries are also new and allow up to 378 kilometers drive acording to NEDC standard. If it is not enough for you, wait untill the end of the year, when Nissan plans to ingtroduce Leaf with more capable batteries and longer reach.
Among important features are also semi autonomous ProPILOT and ProPILOT park systems and e-Pedal, which allows drive without using brake pedal. Nissan Leaf will also allow bidirectional charging. When necessary it will be able to send electric power into the home electric system and allow its owner better cost effectivenes and certain adittional income.