Nissan LEAF

Key facts

Battery size: 39 kWh & 59 kWh
Electric driving range (WLTP): 168 / 239 miles
Real-world electric driving range*: 143 miles
Maximum rapid charging rate: 100 kW (CHAdeMO connector)
Price: From £28,995 

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Nissan LEAF 


The Nissan LEAF was the first mass-produced all-electric family car. Today you can buy a LEAF with a 39 kWh battery (in Acenta, N-Connecta or Tekna trim) which has an official range of 168 miles. There’s also the LEAF e+ with a 59 kWh battery (in e+ N-Connecta or e+ Tekna trim), offering a 239 mile range.

The LEAF, which is front-wheel drive, has an ‘e-pedal’. This provides maximum braking regeneration – so ‘one-foot driving’ is possible, ie. you just need to lift off the accelerator and the car will brake itself using the regen system. You can switch the e-pedal on or off, and there’s also the ‘B’ setting on the transmission, which offers more of a ‘halfway house’ regen braking setting.

The Nissan LEAF has a CHAdeMO socket for rapid charging, whereas virtually all other EVs now have CCS sockets (there are still CHAdeMO connectors at most rapid chargers). The 39kWh battery has a maximum rapid charging rate of 50 kW, and the 59 kWh battery has a maximum rapid charging rate of 100 kW. With the 59kWh battery, a 10-80% rapid charge should take 37 minutes. A 7kW home charger should take 11 hours 30 minutes to charge the car from empty to full.


Trim levels

e+ N-Connecta
e+ Tekna


Other facts & figures (Nissan LEAF 59kWh)

Doors: 5
Seats: 5
Boot size: 385 litres
Kerb weight: 1709 kg
Towing weight: 0 kg
Benefit in Kind (BIK) company car tax (2022/23): 2%
Insurance group: 21
Power: 217 PS
Torque: 340 Nm
Max speed: 98 mph
0-62 mph: 6.9 seconds

* = Depends on driving style, weather etc
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