Nissan Leaf: range, prices and consumption

Nissan Leaf: autonomy, prices and consumption. With the latest update of the electric powertrain, theNissan Leafsees aautonomyhigher and lower consumption. Thepriceof theLeafstarts at 24,790 euros with battery rental. The price drops to 18,690 euros by taking advantage of Nissan's eco-incentives for the purchase of its electric car.

Forget to insert the keys, theLeafstarts by pressing a simple button, the parking brake is pedal operated and the automatic gearbox is controlled with a sort of mouse that allows access to positions D (Drive for driving), R (reverse), P (parking) and B, position that allows you to increase the regeneration of the batteries when braking or releasing.

Nissan Leaf Autonomy and road test

The engine is extremely quiet, a feature that is appreciated by the driver and passenger thanks to the absence of noise in the passenger compartment. The starts are quick with a maximum torque immediately available equal to 254 Nm.

Road tests report a steering wheel that responds well to commands, excellent road holding and high stability. The same road tests report aautonomy of the Nissan Leaf slightly higher than that declared by the manufacturer but only if you take advantage of the function offered with the driving mode in position Bwhich allows the regeneration of the batteries during braking or release, particularly useful on descents. L'autonomy declared by the manufacturer of Leaf amounts to 199 km.

Nissan Leaf and charging times

Recharging the lithium-ion accumulators by connecting to the home network takes 8 hours, a time that can be halved using an optional 6.6 kW charger. There are also fast charging columns that recharge the battery from 30 to 80% in a time ranging from 15 to 30 minutes.

Dimensions of the Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf is 4 meters 45 centimeters long and 1 meter 77 centimeters wide, the Leaf is approved for five people, has a top speed of 144 km / h

Nissan Leaf and management costs
Electric cars are exempt from paying the car tax, can enjoy subsidized insurance policies, can access the Limited Traffic Zones and in some Italian cities they do not pay the toll on the blue lines.

The benefits are clear, but how much does it cost to recharge an electric car? Since the expenses related to conventional fuel are eliminated, the only management costs consist of the expenditure on electricity. According to the analyzes conducted by the Japanese manufacturer himself, to travel 15,000 km with a Leaf electric car, 449 euros of electricity are spent, or about a third of what would be spent on diesel or a quarter of the expense on gasoline.

Other estimates on the real electricity costs of electric cars are available in our in-depth analysis:

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  • Electric car charging, how much will it cost me?

Electric cars on the market
In addition toNissan Leafthe Italian car market has several models of electric and hybrid cars. The choice ofelectric carsit is limited compared to hybrid models; the alternatives to the Nissan Leaf are:

  • Renault Zoe
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volkswagen e-Up!
  • Kia Soul EV
  • BMW i3
  • Mercedes B-Class Electric

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