Nissan is set to offer a choice of Leafs with different batteries increasing the electric car’s range up to the 250-mile mark
The UK’s best-selling electric car, Nissan’s Leaf, will be able to go further on each charge from 2016 as Nissan is set to offer a 30kw battery in addition to the current 24kw unit.
The extra battery capacity will enable the car to cover around 150-160 miles per full charge, up from the 80-100 miles expected out of existing Leafs. But Nissan won’t be stopping there – an all-new Leaf, due to be unveiled in 2017, is expected to offer a variety of battery options beyond 30kw, with top-of-the-range models offering a range of around 250 miles.
A Nissan insider told us that the plan was to have a range of Leafs with different battery outputs, meaning different range, performance levels and prices. “Expect the next generation Leaf to mirror any other car with a wide range of engine options, but ours will all be electric powered,” we were told.