After reducing the price tag of the U.S.-spec Leaf by a considerable $6,400, Nissan has decided to apply a significant discount to the European version as well. Set to be manufactured at the firm’s factory in Sunderland, UK, the Euro-spec Leaf is now 3,000 euros cheaper than before. With incentives taken into consideration, a UK customer can get the car for as low as 23,490 pounds, while someone in France can order the Leaf for just 25,990 euros. It’s still a high price tag in comparison to other cars of this size but it will save you a lot of money in the long run since you won’t be paying a small fortune at gas stations anymore.
The Nissan Leaf is powered by an electric motor which provides motivation to the front wheels and is capable of generating 80 kW (107 hp) and 206 lb-ft (280 Nm) which is available right away. Tested in the NEDC – New European Driving Cycle, the Leaf is able to provide a range of up to 108 miles (175 km). Nissan says it’s able to hit a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h).
Charging the batteries takes 8 hours with a normal charger while with a rapid one is done in only 30 minutes. You’ll have to wait just 15 minutes to fill up the batteries from 30% to 80%.