Nissan Leaf

Battery Electric Vehicle

£26,690Price from

38.0 kWh *Useable Battery

140 miReal Range

270 Wh/miEfficiency

Price from £26,690

Availability In production
Available from February 2018
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £325 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 21
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range between 100 - 210 mi

City - Cold Weather 140 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 100 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 120 mi
City - Mild Weather 210 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 130 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 165 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, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 7.9 sec
Top Speed 89 mph
Electric Range 140 mi
Total Power 110 kW (148 hp)
Total Torque 236 lb-ft
Drive Front

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 40.0 kWh
Port Location Front - Middle
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 6.6 kW AC
Charge Time (0->140 mi) 7 hours
Charge Speed 21 mph
Battery Useable* 38.0 kWh
FC Port Location Front - Middle
Fastcharge Port CHAdeMO
Fastcharge Power 50 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (14->112 mi) 40 min
Fastcharge Speed 140 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 140 mi
Vehicle Consumption 270 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 149 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 217 mi
Rated Consumption 240 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 170 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 165 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 232 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range 168 mi
Rated Consumption 330 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 225 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 122 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 179 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 180 - 380 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 270 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 380 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 315 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 180 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 290 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 230 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 4490 mm
Width 1790 mm
Height 1540 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Weight Empty 1580 kg
Cargo Volume 400 L
Cargo Volume Max 1176 L
Towing Weight Unbraked 0 kg
Towing Weight Braked 0 kg
Roof Load 0 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix Yes, 2 seats
Turning Circle 10.6 m
Car Body Hatchback
Segment Small Family Car
Roof Rails No

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £30,135
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £3,918
BIK @ 20% £65 pcm
BIK @ 40% £131 pcm
BIK @ 45% £147 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.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 19h30m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 12h15m 12 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x29A 6.6 kW † 7 hours 21 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 12h15m 12 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x29A 6.6 kW † 7 hours 21 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 charging power the vehicle can use
  • Avg. Power: average charging power 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) 50 kW 40 kW † 40 min 140 mph
CHAdeMO (100 kW DC) 50 kW † 40 kW † 40 min 140 mph
CHAdeMO (175 kW DC) 50 kW † 40 kW † 40 min 140 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

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All about the Nissan Leaf

Pricing

The Nissan Leaf has an On The Road Price (OTR) of £30,190. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Nissan Leaf is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Nissan Leaf is £26,690.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Nissan Leaf is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Nissan Leaf is 110 kW (148 hp). The maximum torque is 236 lb-ft. The Nissan Leaf is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7.9 seconds. The top speed is 89 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Nissan Leaf has a total capacity of 40 kWh. The usable capacity is 38 kWh (estimate). A range of about 140 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 100 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 210 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 6.6 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 7 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 19 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CHAdeMO connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 40 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 40 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 95 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Nissan Leaf is about 270 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 149 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 380 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 180 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.

More information from Nissan

The link below will open the page of the Leaf on the official Nissan site.

Go to the Leaf on the official Nissan website.

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the Nissan Leaf 24 kWh, which was available from September 2015 until February 2018. The previous model was £4010 less expensive, had 60 mi less range, 46% slower acceleration and was similar in energy consumption.

Preceding model Nissan Leaf 24 kWh

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the Nissan Leaf 30 kWh, which was available from September 2015 until February 2018. The previous model was £100 more expensive, had 35 mi less range, 46% slower acceleration and was similar in energy consumption.

Preceding model Nissan Leaf 30 kWh