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Nissan Leaf e+ Electric Car With 360km Range Revealed

Modified On Jan 11, 2019 01:38 PM By Raunak for Nissan Leaf

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Nissan claims nearly 40 per cent increment in the overall range with the new 62kWh battery pack 

  • The Leaf e+ not only gets a high-capacity battery, but also a more powerful electric motor compared to the standard Leaf.
  • The standard Leaf with 40kWh battery pack has a lower range and makes less power compared to the Leaf e+.
  • Nissan is expected to launch the existing 40kWh all-electric Leaf hatchback in India in April 2019.
  • Expect the Leaf to be priced over the Rs 30 lakh mark in India.

Nissan Leaf e+

Nissan has revealed the Leaf e+ (essentially the Leaf with a high-capacity battery) at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Introduced in 2017, the second-gen Leaf was only available with a single 40kWh battery pack until now. The Nissan Leaf e+ features a bigger 62kWh battery pack. It also has a more powerful electric motor.

Nissan Leaf e+

The Leaf e+ doesn’t look different in comparison to the Leaf. It’s as big as the Leaf, but only 5mm taller. Similarly, other EVs too, like the India-bound Hyundai Kona Electric, get variants with different battery packs, but look more or less identical.

Nissan Leaf e+

With the high-capacity battery pack, the new Leaf also gets a more powerful, 160 kW motor. Rest of the features are carried forward from the existing 40kWh model, except for a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The Leaf e+ is now capable of 70kW DC quick charging (100kW peak) compared to 50kW quick charging available with the Leaf. With quick charging, both models take around 60 minutes to charge from 20 to 80 per cent. Here’s a quick spec comparison of the Leaf e+ and regular Leaf. 

 

Leaf e+

Leaf

Battery pack

62kWh

40kWh

Range (EPA certified*)

226 miles (~ 360km)

150 miles (~240km)

DC quick charging

70kW (100kW peak)

50kW

Power

160kW (~ 217PS)

110kW (150PS)

Torque

340Nm

320Nm

*United States Environmental Protection Agency

Nissan Leaf e+

The Nissan Leaf is will be launched in India after the Kicks, in April 2019. It will be brought to the country via the CBU (completely built unit) route and will attract import duties. Hyundai will also launch an all-electric car, the Kona Electric SUV, in 2019. The Hyundai Kona Electric, however, will be locally assembled and will be priced around Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom). Expect the Nissan Leaf to be retailed at over Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom). Nissan is unlikely to bring the Leaf e+ to India.

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