Nissan has officially introduced the Leaf for the 2016 model year which is bringing a larger battery improving its range significantly.
The 2016 Nissan Leaf is here as the carmaker has officially pull the wraps off its body. The model in question is getting a larger battery compared to its predecessor which should be enough to keep customers interested in it until a new generation of the vehicle will be introduced. The “green” car has received a 30 kWh battery pack, compared to the previous one which has just 24 kWh, and this is increasing its range by approximately 25 percent, meaning that the Leaf can now travel for up to 250 km (155 miles) before running out of electricity.
“The LEAF’s new 30kWh battery delivers a longer range with no compromise on internal packaging. Available on Acenta and Tekna trim grades, it has exactly the same exterior dimensions as existing 24kWh unit and only a modest 21 kg increase in weight. The result? A car that goes significantly further while offering the same practicality and usability as previous versions”, says the automaker in its press release.
The new battery may be bigger but this is referring to its capacity and not its physical size because this remains exactly the same as the 24 kWh one. It is weighing 21 kg more than before and it has carbon, magnesium and nitrogen in the electrodes to enhance performance. The battery is coming with an 8-year / 100,000-mile warranty and it is compatible with rapid chargers. The updated Nissan Leaf 30 will be offered for sale in the UK starting December and it will come from 24,490 GBP in the Acenta trim.