New Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition offers range up to 239 miles on single charge

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Nissan has launched two new versions of its LEAF electric vehicle, offering higher output, more choice and a longer range.

The LEAF 3.ZERO – priced from £31,095 including the £3,500 UK Government Plug-in Car Grant – features a 40 kWh battery. New body colours and two-tone colour combinations will complete the choices. Customers can place their orders for LEAF 3.ZERO from now.

Meanwhile, the new Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition, priced from £36,795 including Government Grant, is also available to order from today (January 9th).

On the road, the LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition will deliver a 40% range increase over the LEAF 3.ZERO. This represents more than 62 miles additional range for a comparable usage, claims Nissan. 

This limited edition – of which only 5,000 units will be produced for Europe – features a higher output capable of delivering 160 kW (217 PS) of power; 340Nm of torque; and a longer driving range expected to be up to 239 miles from a single charge of the 62 kWh capacity battery. The new higher-power battery contains 288 cells compared to the 192 found in the 40 kWh equivalent. 

With a more powerful motor, acceleration from 50mph to 75mph is nearly 13% quicker. The top speed (97mph) has also increased from the 40kWh version by approximately 10%.

The LEAF 3.ZERO models both feature e-Pedal and ProPILOT. The e-Pedal allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal while ProPILOT is an advanced driving assistance technology which works on single-lane highways. It allows the car to stop, restart and stay centred in its lane in higher-speed cruising and lower-speed congested traffic scenarios. 

Gareth Dunsmore, director, electric vehicles and connected services, Nissan Europe, commented: “The Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition broadens the appeal of the LEAF family even further, adding more range to an award-winning package that remains great to drive and live with.

“Since we launched the new Nissan LEAF last year, the customer response has been outstanding. In an EV market that is constantly growing, sustaining the LEAF’s status as the most popular EV in Europe in 2018 is a testament to the strength of the product. We hope the LEAF 3.ZERO models will help continuing this extraordinary growth in 2019.”

The LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited Edition was announced in Japan and is present at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, this week.

 

Chris Price
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