£31,000 *Price from
58.0 kWh *Useable Battery
215 mi *Real Range
265 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is not available yetNissan hasn't formally announced the E-Plus version, but there are strong rumours that it will hit the market in early 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.
Plug in Car Grant - Upcoming ChangesOn 11th October the Government announced changes to the Plug in Car Grant. These changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles like the Nissan Leaf E-Plus will move from £4,500 to £3,500. The new rates will come into effect by 23:59 on 9 November at the latest. Additionally, the Goverment has set a limit of 3000 new Category 1 orders before the grant will be reduced to the new rate.
Remaining orders for Category 1 as of 15:30 19/10/2018: 109
Price from * £31,000
|Available from *||March 2019|
Lease (BCH) from * £350 pcm
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
Real Range Estimation between 150 - 320 mi
|City - Cold Weather *||210 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather *||150 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather *||180 mi|
|City - Mild Weather *||320 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather *||195 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||250 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||7.5 sec|
|Top Speed *||93 mph|
|Electric Range *||215 mi|
|Total Power *||147 kW (197 hp)|
|Total Torque *||295 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||60.0 kWh|
|Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Charge Port *||Type 2|
|Charge Power † *||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->215 mi) † *||6h15m|
|Charge Speed † *||35 mph|
|Battery Useable*||58.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Fastcharge Port *||CHAdeMO|
|Fastcharge Power *||100 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (22->172 mi) *||35 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||250 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||215 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||265 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||150 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 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 *||295 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||230 Wh/mi|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty *||1650 kg|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Length *||4490 mm|
|Width *||1790 mm|
|Height *||1540 mm|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from *||£34,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£4,478|
|BIK @ 20% *||£75 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£149 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£168 pcm|
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||29h45m||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||18h30m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||9h15m||23 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 3x16A||11 kW||6h15m||35 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 3x16A||11 kW †||6h15m||35 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%
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CHAdeMO (50 kW DC)||50 kW||45 kW||55 min||160 mph|
|CHAdeMO (100 kW DC)||100 kW||80 kW †||35 min||250 mph|
|CHAdeMO (150 kW DC)||100 kW †||80 kW †||35 min||250 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.
All about the Nissan Leaf E-Plus
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 60 kWh. The usable capacity is 58 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 215 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 150 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 320 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 15 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 15 minutes and a charge rate of 23 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 29 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 80 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 150 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Nissan Leaf E-Plus is about 265 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 150 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.
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.