Leaf range ex­ten­sion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Nissan is plan­ning to in­crease the range of its Leaf – the best selling elec­tric car in the UK – by of­fer­ing a larger 30kW bat­tery from next year.

The ex­tra bat­tery ca­pac­ity over the cur­rent 24kW unit will al­low the car to cover around 150-160miles per full charge – up from the ex­ist­ing range of be­tween 80 and 100 miles.

An all-new Leaf is planned for 2017 with fur­ther im­prove­ments and even more pow­er­ful bat­ter­ies al­low­ing the top mod­els to get a range of around 250 miles.

It may well be that the next Leaf will also fea­ture a range of en­gine op­tions to at­tract buy­ers who have a need to cover larger dis­tances.

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