it seemed that Nissan would leave unchanged its LEAF until the arrival of the new generation. At the end of the new LEAF is expected for 2017, so there was no reason to upgrade. But it has not been that way. The 2016 Nissan LEAF is going strong and introduces a higher capacity battery that brings a significant improvement in terms of autonomy .
No apparent changes in the outside beyond a new anther and a new bronze, the 2016 LEAF hides within it a battery the same size as the previous one, but with a capacity Now reaches 30 kWh , from the current 24 kWh. According to Nissan, has increased 21 kilos in weight due to the use of carbon, nitrogen and magnesium to improve efficiency, an insignificant weight gain autonomy estimated.
In theory the new LEAF has a 25% greater autonomy , which places it in the barrier of travel 250 kilometers on a single charge . This is a very significant for an electric car of its size increase, especially considering it does not mean losing interior space for larger battery.
What I announced that the Nissan LEAF is 2016 30 kWh battery is more expensive than 24 kWH, an extra outlay 1,600 UK pounds. Not surprisingly, at least one market, Nissan will continue to offer the old battery lower capacity at a lower price. The large battery is only available with top finishes.
In any case, the Japanese cautions that nothing has changed in charging and battery is also supports the rapid charging . As for equipment, comes the latest update of the multimedia system NissanConnect EV brand, with 7-inch touch screen and functions related to the electric car.
Source – Nissan
From 24,000 euro
Article 2016 Nissan LEAF, 30 kWh battery and up to 250 km of autonomy was originally published in Current Motor.