Presenting the 100% electric Nissan LEAF: with over 200,000 sold globally (December 2015 figures) , the LEAF is the world's best selling electric vehicle.
With no oil, no petrol tank, no gearbox, no exhaust pipe, and with over 100 improvements the Nissan LEAF offers a completely unique driving experience. From a standing start, power is instantly delivered, and being almost silent, it has smooth powerful acceleration with a top speed of over 90mph all without producing any emissions (1).
This British built LEAF has increased the speed from 109 to 124 miles and with the addition of a 3-grade line-up: Visia, Acenta and the top-of-the-range Tekna. We have also introduced an optional upgraded on-board charger meaning that LEAF can now fully charge from empty in around 4 hours*. The introduction of LEAF Flex, where the battery is leased in a separate agreement to the LEAF, means that our best-selling EV is even more accessible.
Being green has its advantages, and not only for the planet. Thanks to zero emissions, LEAF owners are exempt from road tax (VED), company car tax and congestion charge if you are traveling into London – from 1st July 2013 only plug-in cars are eligible for zero London Congestion Charge. What's more, the Nissan LEAF's running costs are a fraction of a conventional car's. Charging it at home at night (when electricity rates are lowest) means it costs from less than 2p per mile to run (2). Unlike many electric vehicles, the LEAF was designed from the battery up, with every part styled to increase range, reduce road and wind noise. The laminated lithium-ion batteries are found along the floor of the vehicle, resulting in a low centre of gravity, and even weight distribution delivers incredible handling. It also means a spacious cabin with room for five adults and a large boot. There's no compromise on safety either, with LEAF the first electric vehicle to be awarded a five-star NCAP safety rating making it one of the safest vehicles on the road in Europe today.
The Nissan LEAF comes with some clever technology, and this includes its unique intelligent satellite navigation system powered by CARWINGS, available from Acenta grade. LEAF allows you to see how far you can travel on the remaining charge, find charging stations at your location or destination, and even remotely turn on your climate control via your smartphone or PC.
Please note: new or used Nissan LEAFs can only be purchased from Electric Vehicle Specialist dealers.
(1). Nissan's recommended method of home charging is via an approved Home Charging Unit, which provides the quickest, most convenient and reassuring way to charge at home. Nissan suggests that you do not charge your LEAF using a domestic 3-pin socket without first having an electrical inspection, which is offered free of charge. Nissan LEAF customers are entitled to one free electrical inspection at their chosenlocation. Ask your nearest Nissan LEAF dealer for further details. (2). Nighttime (Econ 7) charging at 16A for 8 hours (for LEAFs with standard 3.3kW on-board charger) £2.03 per charge based on British Gas Clear & Simple Economy 7 unit rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 2nd April 2013, assuming 7 hours of charging at the night rate and one hour on daytime rate, 95% charging efficiency. A daily standing charge of 15.979p also applies
Nighttime (Econ 7) charging at 32A for 4 hours (for LEAFs with upgraded 6.6kW on-board charger) £1.69 per chargeBased on British Gas Clear & Simple Economy 7 unit rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 2nd April 2013, assuming 4 hours of charging at the night rate, 95% charging efficiency. A daily standing charge of 15.979p also applies