Nissan Leaf E-Plus

Battery Electric Vehicle

£31,000 *Price from

60.0 kWh *Useable Battery

220 mi *Real Range

270 Wh/mi *Efficiency

This electric vehicle is not available yet

Nissan hasn't formally announced the E-Plus version, but the latest reports indicate a launch is to be expected at CES in January 2019. It's highly likely that LG Chem will supply the new battery and drivetrain. As a result, the LEAF E-Plus will probably get faster (rapid)charging, more power and of course more range. Specifications with * are estimates.

Price from * £31,000

Availability Expected
Available from * May 2019
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from * £350 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge * £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is an estimated 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 Estimation between 155 - 330 mi

City - Cold Weather * 215 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 155 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 185 mi
City - Mild Weather * 330 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 200 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 255 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 * 7.5 sec
Top Speed * 93 mph
Electric Range * 220 mi
Total Power * 147 kW (197 hp)
Total Torque * 295 lb-ft
Drive Front

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity * 63.0 kWh
Port Location Front - Middle
Charge Port * Type 2
Charge Power † * 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->220 mi) † * 6h30m
Charge Speed † * 34 mph
Battery Useable* 60.0 kWh
FC Port Location Front - Middle
Fastcharge Port * CHAdeMO
Fastcharge Power * 100 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (22->176 mi) * 40 min
Fastcharge Speed * 230 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 9h45m and a charge speed of 23 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 220 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 270 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 148 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 Estimation between 180 - 385 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 275 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 385 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 320 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 180 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 300 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 235 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

Weight Empty * 1650 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume No Data
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Length * 4490 mm
Width * 1790 mm
Height * 1540 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from * £34,445
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £4477.85
BIK @ 20% * £74.63 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £149.26 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £167.92 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 E-Plus. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

NOTE: Nissan has not released details about the on-board charger of the Leaf. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 30h45m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 19h15m 12 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 9h45m 23 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 3x16A 11 kW 6h30m 34 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 3x16A 11 kW † 6h30m 34 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 E-Plus.

Nissan has not released details about rapid charging the Leaf. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.

  • 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 45 kW 60 min 150 mph
CHAdeMO (100 kW DC) 100 kW 70 kW † 40 min 230 mph
CHAdeMO (175 kW DC) 100 kW † 70 kW † 40 min 230 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

NOTE: Most rapid charges are currently limited to 50 kW. Chargers with more power are expected in the near future.

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All about the Nissan Leaf E-Plus

Pricing

The Nissan Leaf E-Plus has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £34,500. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Nissan Leaf E-Plus 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 E-Plus is £31,000.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Nissan Leaf E-Plus is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Nissan Leaf E-Plus is 147 kW (197 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 295 lb-ft. The Nissan Leaf E-Plus is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 7.5 seconds. The estimated top speed is 93 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Nissan Leaf E-Plus has an estimated total capacity of 63 kWh. The usable capacity is 60 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 220 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 155 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 330 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 6 hours 30 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 9 hours 45 minutes and a charge rate of 23 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 30 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CHAdeMO connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 100 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 70 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 40 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 150 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Nissan Leaf E-Plus is about 270 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 148 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 385 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 E-Plus 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.