Since its launch in 2010, the Nissan Leaf has become one of the most recognisable electric cars on sale & has recently become the first electric car to pass 400,000 sales. Less than a decade ago, electric cars were seen as a niche product, & Leaf customers were mostly “early adopters,” but today a growing number of consumers say their next car will be electric. The newest Nissan Leaf was made available in 2019 & the car’s larger, 40 kilowatt-hour battery delivers a combined driving cycle range of 168 miles under Europe’s new WLTP emissions & economy standard.
The Nissan Leaf is a compact 5-door hatchback. Most Leaf models feature the 40kW battery & are priced in the £26,000 to £29,500 bracket, once the government £3,500 grant has been deducted.
So how does the new Leaf stack up against its rivals? The truth is, it doesn’t have very many. Electric vehicles are certainly more common now than they were 10 years ago. However, they have yet to flood the marketplace. The most similar electric vehicle models that we will compare against the 2019 Nissan Leaf are the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf & the 2019 Fiat 500e. Put against them, the Nissan Leaf matches up very favourably, offering similar power, torque, & fuel economy ratings.
“The momentum continues to build for electric cars & the new Leaf has transformed the experience of driving, with technologies like e-Pedal, capable of reducing braking interaction by up to 90%, showing more customers the benefits of electric mobility that Nissan offers.”