New Nissan Leaf adds range, competition to EV market

Nissan unveils new LEAF complete with e-Pedal and improved range

Nissan unveils new LEAF complete with e-Pedal and improved range

Nissan was to roll out the new Leaf at a press conference Tuesday night in Las Vegas and later in Tokyo.

The Japanese carmaker is also considering a higher-performance option with a range beyond 360 kms to rival the Model 3, according to Schillaci. With the foot completely off the accelerator pedal, the auto will sit still until the accelerator is pressed again.

General Motors Co's Bolt, released past year, runs for about 283 miles (455 km) and has a price tag of about $37,000.

Nissan is planning to pull out the real show-stopper in late 2018.

Although the new Leaf has an accelerator and a brake pedal, the e-Pedal setup allows "drivers use a single pedal for more than 90% of their driving needs". Keep in mind that the range could fall when using United States fuel economy standards. The flash-surface grille in clear blue and the rear bumper's blue molding emphasize its identity as a Nissan EV. Until then, the roughly $30,000 Leaf could be a good choice for a budget conscious shopper who doesn't regularly travel long distances.

José Muñoz, chairman of Nissan North America, said the Leaf redesign was based on customer feedback and more than 2 billion miles driven by Leafs since they were introduced in 2010.

The Leaf, which was the nine millionth vehicle to be made on Nissan's Wearside lines since the factory's 1986 opening, was launched in 2011 before being revised in 2013, when production started in the region. Prices in Japan will start from 3.15 million yen ($28,992).

This is the new Nissan Leaf, which will go on sale in the United Kingdom in early 2018.

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The new vehicle also debuts Nissan's new driver assist system called ProPilot, with assists drivers with autonomous parking, as well as highway driving through the use of adaptive cruise control and lane keeping.

The Leaf holds the distinction of being the most sold electric vehicle globally. But it also can steer as needed to keep the Leaf in its lane, as long as the highway has visible lane markers.

The restyled 2018 Leaf is lower and more sculpted than its bulbous predecessor, and Maragno said it also comes with new features that should attract new buyers.

Cabin noise has been reduced thanks to less wind drag, aerodynamic changes and a quieter electric motor.

Unless you have a killer commute or plan on taking your EV on lengthy road trips, the Leaf with its standard battery pack should fit your driving requirements. Nissan also includes Bluetooth technology to stream music and make calls.

This SUV and subsequent EV siblings are expected to use the same 40kWh batteries as the new Leaf to offer a range of about 379km.

You can reserve the 2018 Leaf and you will lock in a free gift of a Google Home with a Nest thermostat, Apple Watch or Go Pro with purchase or lease of the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

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