Does something more than 5 years which came to market the Nissan Leaf. This compact was the first electric model of the brand and all a declaration of intentions. Since then, the japanese brand has opted for the electric vehicles, launching the Nissan e-NV200 and enhancing the Leaf to exceed the 200,000 units sold and become the electric car sold more of the world.
Now on the occasion of their five-year anniversary arrives Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh, a new version with a few batteries of higher capacity that will live alongside the last Leaf 24-kWh. With this new version that offers greater autonomy, Nissan wants to reach more customers thanks to its versatility. The brand offers not just a car more complete and interesting, but also offers facilities for drivers to decide to switch to electric mobility.
what changes brings the Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh?
The advantage of the Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh is clear, the offer 250 km of autonomy approved, compared to 199 kilometres of the battery version more simple, but in real riding conditions the autonomy of this new version ranges between 125 and 200 km, This greater autonomy has been achieved thanks to a new battery with higher density that can hold up to 26% more energy and and weigh only 21 pounds more the 24 kWh, with a total weight of 294 pounds.
The motor does not change, and continues to offer 109 HP and 254 Nm of torque. The slight increase in weight does not affect his 0-100 km/h (11.5 seconds) or its top speed of 144 km/h. What if you increase it is the time of recharge of the new batteries, when used in a wall outlet of 230V and 10 Amps, which will require 13 hours. With 32 Amps, the recharge time can be reduced to 5 hours, while the quick recharge continues to provide a 80% of autonomy in just 30 minutes.
The Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh is marketed in Spain with the two finishes are more high end of the range, Visia and Tekna. In addition to the batteries with higher capacity, includes a new multimedia system with 7″ touchscreen NissanConnect EV that allows you to control various functions of the car from the smartphone and displays the location of the charging points on the map. Other major improvements are the DAb radio and the navigation 3D, for example.
Testing the Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh
The Nissan Leaf is an old acquaintance in the pages of ActualidadMotor. A year ago we tested the Nissan Leaf 24 kWh, and virtually all of its sensations are applicable to this new model, with the exception of the improved autonomy.
In the presentation of the Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh we got a chance to drive it for an hour and a half by road bizkainas in an intense day of rain. Driving an electric is really nice and peaceful. It is shown that the absence of noise and vibrations from the engine, beyond a slight hum, makes driving more relaxing and less stressful for the driver. Although the city is the environment idea for the Nissan Leaf, we tried it on mountain roads.
The Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh has more than enough power to move freely. On the wheel we find the ECO button, which provides a throttle much less sensitive when it is turned on. Is very noticeable the difference of thrust between carry the ECO mode on or off. With the active, the car will have slower reactions, but will optimize the energy, while in the normal mode is prioritized over the benefits. If you require to the Leaf, we will see lower autonomy considerably.
Fortunately, if we make use of the kick-down power delivery is maximum, whatever the driving mode selected. This is important because it is assumed that use is made of the kick-down in case of emergency or in times when you need maximum acceleration.
Since the shift lever can choose the classical positions of the automatic cars, as P,R,N and D. in Addition, we have the option B (Brake) that what it does is provide increased retention in the downs, making greater use of regenerative braking to charge the batteries and gain a few kilometers of autonomy.
The Nissan Leaf provides a comfortable ride high. In the absence of noise is added to a suspension that filters very well the irregularities of the terrain, but then not guilty of being overly soft in bends. The low-center of gravity (with the batteries in the floor) helps to ensure that the Leaf has a good dynamic behavior.
yes, Now is the time to change
in order to make the Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 more attractive to customers, Nissan is launching a program called “Now yes, it is the time of change.” This campaign offers three elements that will be of vital importance for many users to give the step towards electric mobility.
- Three months to change. If you purchase a electric vehicle, Nissan, the customer has three months to change it for another model of Nissan if the car does not convince him, without cost. If you decide on a model from another brand, it is possible to return the Leaf, although you will lose a deposit of 3,000 euros.
- Long distance. The second part of the program is the most interesting, since Nissan will make available to its customers electric cars models Nissan of combustion for long trips. Each client, for three years, you will be able to use a Nissan conventional for 15 days, in periods of not more than 7 consecutive days and without being able to exceed 500 miles a day. Having an electric car is not an impediment to going on vacation.
- Instalafácil. In the last point includes the installation and management of a point load on the housing or parking of the client without any cost up to a maximum of€1,000.
Prices Nissan Leaf 2016
|Finish||Price 24 kWh||Price 30 kWh|
|Acenta||32.970 €||34.970 €|
|Tekna||35.370 €||37.370 €|
prices do not include promotional discounts or aid as the Plan MOVEA, which for the Nissan Leaf are of 5,300 euros. Some autonomous communities offer additional support.
rental Price of the batteries for the Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf also allows you to rent the batteries, which reduces the purchase price at 5.900 euros for all versions. The monthly payments vary according to the duration of the contract and the mileage to travel annually.
|to 12,500 km/year||15,000 km/year||17.500 km/year||20,000 km/year||25.000 km/year|
|36 months or more||79,36 €||86,36 €||94,36 €||102,36 €||122,36 €|
|24 months||89,36 €||96,36 €||104,36 €||112,36 €||132,36 €|
|12 months||89,36 €||96,36 €||104,36 €||112,36 €||132,36 €|
From 24.000 euro