The 60 kWh version of the Nissan Leaf will go into production in January 2019 and cost 5,500 US dollars (around 4,800 euros) more than the current 40 kWh version – that is at least what “CarsDirect” reports, referring to news derived from dealers’ documents.
The Nissan Leaf with 60 kWh battery has been subject of rumours for many months. The US online portal claims now that pricing will range between 36,000 and 42,500 dollars, while the 40 kWh version will be available for 30,885 to 37,095 dollars before incentives.
In summer, Nissan’s head of EV marketing Brian Maragno revealed that the new model will not only have a bigger battery, but also more power. Thus, it gets a boost in power from 110 to 149 kW. The expected range has not yet been specified, but estimates revolve around 200 miles or 350 kilometres using the U.S. EPA cycle that is deemed pretty realistic.