Everyone knows the current Nissan Leaf is the most popular electric vehicle in the world. It is also the best sold electric vehicle in the US and it has the chance to remain so, as Nissan is launching the new 2017 Leaf.
The Nissan Leaf continues to be the best-selling 100-percent electric vehicle in the U.S. and the world, with more than 100,000 units sold in the U.S. and more than 238,000 units worldwide
For 2017, Nissan provides three trim levels (S, SV and SL) and is offering the 30 kWh battery that was previously only available on Leaf SV and SL grades.
Along with the 100-mile plus range, the 30 kWh battery can be quick-charged to 80 percent (from the low battery charge warning) in about 30 minutes. Charging on a home charging system (Level 2, 240V) is estimated to take about six hours with the 6.6 kW onboard charger.
The 30 kWh battery design adds capacity without increasing battery package size by improving the cell structure of the laminated lithium-ion battery cells.
All grade levels include standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and RearView Monitor. Nissan’s advanced Around View Monitor, which helps provide a virtual 360-degree view of objects around the vehicle, is offered as part of the Premium Package for SV and SL grades. The Premium Package also includes the seven-speaker Energy Efficient Series Bose premium audio system.
Nissan Leaf safety features include six air bags, four-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).
The prices start at $30,680 USD for the Leaf S, at $34.200 USD for Leaf SV and at $36.790 USD for the Leaf SL.