38.0 kWh *Useable Battery
140 miReal Range
Price from £26,690
|Available from||February 2018|
Lease (BCH) from £325 pcm
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|
|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|
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 Power||50 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (14->112 mi)||40 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||140 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||270 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||149 mpg|
|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|
|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|
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|
Dimensions and Weight
|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|
|Isofix||Yes, 2 seats|
|Turning Circle||10.6 m|
|Segment||Small Family Car|
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|
Similar electric vehicles
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%
|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
All about the Nissan Leaf
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.