The Nissan Leaf is awesome and one of the most popular electric cars available on the market. With so many satisfied customers; the Leaf is going on and on.
The Leaf launched back in March 2011 and the company sold 21,911 units in Europe through March 2013. The Leaf also achieved 7,125 sales during the first half of 2014 and became Europe’s top-selling electric car and second top-selling plug-in electric vehicle after the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (9,038 units).
Being an electric car, the Nissan Leaf offers an impressive and long driving mileage range of up to 124 miles (official) on a full charge at 38 miles per hour and 20 degrees in temperature.
The Leaf drives more efficiently in order to preserve range and handles decently. The Leaf is extremely quiet and comfortable on the move. It is easy to drive like a conventional car – just pushing the start button, the car drives silently.
The Leaf is a well-priced and well-equipped vehicle benefiting from a 7 inch touch screen, satellite navigation, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, automatic lights and wipers, keyless entry, LED headlamps, privacy glass and parking camera.
The Leaf has all it needs to make it your ideal family car; thanks to its total storage space of 370 litres which is 40 litres more than the Ford Focus. There’s plenty of space for four passengers to sit in comfort and the head and legroom for passengers is particularly impressive.
How do you charge the Nissan Leaf?
You can charge the Nissan Leaf using a home charging unit that can charge your vehicle from 0 to 100 percent in just 4 hours. It can also be charged via standard EVSE cable which can be plugged into a standard domestic socket and it takes around 12 hours to charge fully.
The main highlight of the Leaf is that it can be charged via ‘rapid charger’ which can charge from 0 to 80 percent in under 30 minutes.
Here is Zap Map website link that helps you to find the nearest charging point to your location.
Over the last couple of years, Nissan has become one of the largest trusted car manufacturers with its Qashqai crossover, small Juke SUV, stylish 370z sports car and Leaf.
Looking for a hybrid?
If 100% electric cars are not your cup of tea then take a look at the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The award winning hybrid car offers 148mpg (miles per gallon) fuel efficiency and CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions of just 44g/km (grams per kilometre). The Outlander PHEV is the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV and it made a big impact on the UK car market, particularly with company car drivers. This is most likely thanks to its fuel efficiency and emissions keeping it exempt from road tax and the London Congestion charge.
On the road, the Outlander hybrid offers the same drive and enjoyment and is much quieter than the Diesel version. The hybrid version is powered by two electric motors and a 2.0 litre petrol engine designed to offer a superior fuel efficiency and optimised performance with a combined range of 510 miles. In EV mode, the Outlander can run up to 32.5 miles, saving you money.
The company car driver can benefit from driving an Outlander PHEV as tax is 5% instead of 25%.
Both electric and hybrid cars bring something new to everyday life, and it feels good knowing the cars are CO2 free and you are helping to develop a clean environment.