Nissan Leaf passes EPA inspection


The new Nissan Leaf with a 62 kWh battery pack has received its official EPA rating for range. The two different vehicle versions feature ranges of 215 miles and 226 miles, respectively.

For our European readers, this translates to 356 km and 364 km. The range difference for the Leaf e+ in standard and premium trim, despite having the same battery, is due to a weight differential between the standard version and the more luxurious SV/SL trims. The extra on-board equipment makes for a difference of 11 miles (18 km) range.

When compared to the Nissan Leaf with 40 kWh battery, the energy consumption of the latest Leaf is higher as the bigger battery pack obviously weighs more.

Nissan is also aimed at marketing their new Leaf on additional new markets in Asia, after response from the USA and Europe has been favourable. The starting price for the new Leaf in the USA is $36,550. The Leaf SV Plus will cost $38,510, while the most expensive version, the Leaf SL Plus, costs $42,550.


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