Nissan employed the 2019 CES event as the platform to launch its new long-range variant of the Leaf electric automobile, which is known as the Leaf Plus in and Leaf “electronic +” in different markets. The Plus receives a new, 62-kWh battery pack that increases range to an EPA-rated 226 mph, 75 over the current non-Plus vehicle. Updates to the quick-charging system result in similar instances for fast-charging, although Nissan hasn’t provided details on cost times using a standard Level 2 EV charger.
The Leaf Plus also has an output boost to 160 kW, which translates into approximately 215 horsepower, and 250 lb-ft of torque, up from 147 hp and 236 lb-ft for the normal Leaf. Nissan says the additional muscle promotes acceleration in the 50-to-75 reach by some 13 per cent, allowing for improved mixing and passing. Top rate has also been improved by 10 per cent, which means the Leaf Plus ought to be capable of topping 100 mph.
Tesla Model 3. It’s probably Nissan will target for this particular purpose, which would make it a direct rival for its 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt, 239-mile Kia Niro EV, and 258-mile Hyundai Kona Electric, all of which surpass the new Leaf Plus in range. The current Leaf begins at $30,875 prior to incentives.
The Leaf Plus goes on sale in Japan this month, while U.S. sales are expected to begin this spring. Europe will get the long-range Leaf at the summer.
The article 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: My, What Bigger Range You Have appeared on Automobile Magazine.
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