Nissan Leaf

Battery Electric Vehicle

£21,490Price from

22.0 kWh *Useable Battery

75 miReal Range

290 Wh/miEfficiency

This electric vehicle is no longer for sale

A new model is available:
Nissan Leaf 24 kWhNissan Leaf 24 kWh
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Price from (last known) £21,490

Availability Out of production
Available from March 2011
Available until June 2013
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 22
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £5000 at the time the vehicle was last available.

Real Range between 50 - 115 mi

City - Cold Weather 75 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 50 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 65 mi
City - Mild Weather 115 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 70 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 85 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 11.9 sec
Top Speed 89 mph
Electric Range 75 mi
Total Power 80 kW (107 hp)
Total Torque 207 lb-ft
Drive Front

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 24.0 kWh
Charge Port Type 1
Port Location Front - Middle
Charge Power 3.3 kW AC
Charge Time (0->75 mi) 8 hours
Charge Speed 10 mph
Battery Useable* 22.0 kWh
Fastcharge Port CHAdeMO
FC Port Location Front - Middle
Fastcharge Power (max) 46 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (8->60 mi) 27 min
Fastcharge Speed 110 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 75 mi
Vehicle Consumption 290 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 138 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 109 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 200 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 200 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption between 190 - 440 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 290 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 440 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 335 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 190 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 310 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 255 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4445 mm
Width 1770 mm
Height 1550 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 1600 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) 1965 kg
Cargo Volume 330 L
Cargo Volume Max 680 L
Towing Weight Unbraked No Data
Towing Weight Braked No Data
Roof Load No Data
Max. Payload 440 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle 10.4 m
Car Body Hatchback
Segment Small Family Car
Roof Rails No Data

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2020-21

BIK Tax Rate 0%
P11D Value from £26,435
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £0
BIK @ 20% £0 pcm
BIK @ 40% £0 pcm
BIK @ 45% £0 pcm

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £26,435
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £264
BIK @ 20% £4 pcm
BIK @ 40% £9 pcm
BIK @ 45% £10 pcm

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £26,435
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £529
BIK @ 20% £9 pcm
BIK @ 40% £18 pcm
BIK @ 45% £20 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Nissan Leaf. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 1 (Yazaki - SAE J1772)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Standard 3.3 kW On-Board Charger
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 11h15m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 8 hours 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 8 hours 9 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 8 hours 9 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 8 hours 9 mph
Optional 6.6kW On-Board Charger
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 11h15m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 7 hours 11 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x29A 6.6 kW † 4 hours 19 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 7 hours 11 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x29A 6.6 kW † 4 hours 19 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Nissan Leaf.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
CHAdeMO
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
CHAdeMO (50 kW DC) 46 kW † 36 kW † 27 min 110 mph
CHAdeMO (100 kW DC) 46 kW † 36 kW † 27 min 110 mph

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.

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All about the Nissan Leaf

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Nissan Leaf was available from March 2011 until June 2013. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Nissan Leaf.

A new model of the Nissan Leaf (2011) is available: Nissan Leaf 24 kWh (2015).

Pricing

The Nissan Leaf had an On The Road Price (OTR) of £26,490. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Nissan Leaf was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £5,000. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Nissan Leaf is £21,490.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Nissan Leaf is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Nissan Leaf is 80 kW (107 hp). The maximum torque is 207 lb-ft. The Nissan Leaf is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 11.9 seconds. The top speed is 89 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Nissan Leaf has a total capacity of 24 kWh. The usable capacity is 22 kWh (estimate). A range of about 75 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 50 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 115 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 1 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.3 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 8 hours. An optional on-board charger with a maximum power of 6.6 kW is available. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 4 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 11 hours 15 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CHAdeMO connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 46 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 36 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 50 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Nissan Leaf is about 290 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 138 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 440 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 190 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Nissan Leaf emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.