Since the introduction of Nissan leaf in 2009, it has begun to build a strong position in the market until being the most popular EV in the UK. After providing the electric Nissan leaf and with continues improvement, its market share has grown until its now the best-selling electric vehicle with about ½ million sales. When the electric model was built at first in the UK, it was introduced with a battery that is enough for a range of 100 miles. For that time, a 100 mile was a great competitive advantage for the Nissan leaf. The battery is updated to offer a 124 mile per single charge in 2013, then a 155 mile in 2015. Now, it is embarrassing to know that the updated model of the Nissan leaf can run for about 239 miles per single charge.
So, if you are looking for a family car that will help you with all your trips inside your town, you will not find better than the Nissan leaf.
Why Nissan leaf is so special
What makes this EV appealing for most people is the continuous improvement that usually doesn’t have a noticeable impact on price increase. So, with any new edition you will enjoy an electric car supported by an improved battery for more performance and longer distances per a single chargein addition to improved features for more ease and comfort. All of improvementsare introduced while keeping the affordable price that is also considered a competitive advantage of the Nissan leaf.
Features and extras of Nissan leaf
Due to the intelligent mobility of the Nissan leaf, you will find how simple and safe driving is thanks to a wide range of intelligent features. These features put the burden on the car while you are enjoying a relaxing ride. The Following are some of these features that will catch your interest.
Unlike normal cars, electric cars usually come with two pedals for switching instead of a gear shift. A brake for the left foot and an acceleration for the right foot. The e-pedal feature in the Nissan leaf allows you to use only one pedal. Pressing the e-pedal accelerates your car, pressing it up increases speed, while holding it steady maintains its current speed. To slow down, you only need to let your foot off the e-pedal to come up a little bit to brake. The more you let your foot of it, the stronger the braking. What’s more amazing is that there are no brake pads to slow your car down, the e-pedal only make the motor go in reverse to act as a generator. This process is known as regenerative braking.
While you are driving the Nissan leaf e+ on motorways, you can activate the ProPilot advanced driver assistance system that carry on the responsibility of driving the car for you. You will just set the required speed and maintain a safe distance between your car and the car in front. While it is active, your car will move at a constant speed while braking to maintain the safe distance if there is a car in front or speeding up to restore the pre-determined speed. Furthermore, you can use the ProPilot feature to determine the parking place and who you want the car to be parked, either parallel or diagonal parking. Then, it begins to use sensors and cameras to find the best spot in the park for parking. So, you won’t have to worry about changing gears, turn the wheel or even using the e-pedal.
Auto headlights with full LED
Headlights with full LED that are presented in the Nissan leaf are controlled by sensors. So, once it gets dark, those headlights will turn on automatically. When a coming car is detected, they will also dip temporarily until that car is passed.
Why you should buy a Nissan leaf in 2020
The leaf e+ model is the second generation of the electric Nissan leaf that should be considered in 2020. A larger battery, appealing interior and exterior design and extended space inside with 5 seats are all offered at an affordable price to make it the most attractive car for family use. The new Nissan leaf is now available with 4 editions:
• Nissan leaf Acenta
• Nissan leaf N-Connecta
• Nissan leaf e+ Tekna
• Nissan leaf Tekna
The following are 5 reasons why a Nissan leaf should be your next family car in 2020.
Concerning battery performance, the Nissan leaf is offered now with two battery packs. The standard pack that is 40KWh and produces 148bhp is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.7 seconds. This battery is enough for 168 miles. If you want extra performance, you would prefer the pack of the e+ Tekna that is 62KWh. This battery allows you to drive for 239 miles with a single charge and it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.1 seconds.
Space & practicality
In the original Nissan leaf, the positioning of batteries cased users to have some concerns about practicality and available space inside. But this is no longer an issue with the second generation. The size of the car has grown to provide a decent space for head and leg. So, adults will be able to set in rear seats comfortably.
A value for money
As well as the original Nissan leaf, its EV models are also ensured to be affordable by most of people. Latest updates may have increase the price a little bit because of added tech features. However, it is still affordable. It is sold for £27,900 as a starting price, this price could be more than its petrol or diesel models but the government encourage people to go Eco-friendly by offering an incentive of £3,500 when you buy an electric car. You may also think about getting a better offer from the used market. But, high demand in this market allows prices to not drop a lot. You may find a used car of the Nissan leaf new generation for about £23,000. This may not be too much attractive price for a used car but when you benefit from the £3,500 governmental incentive you will be satisfied with the overall cost.