The Nissan Leaf is a standard-bearer for the all-electric car market and is an impressive vehicle with high comfort levels that's nice to drive. With zero emissions it's a great choice.
When it first hit our roads, the Nissan Leaf was a ground-breaking car and was the first to run on electricity. There are more competitors now but the Leaf still has the edge in many ways, especially with its equivalent engine power output of 108bhp.
Charging from a household power socket takes 12 hours and there's a charging unit available which will take the charge from empty to full in less than four hours; a full charge will cost around £2. For those worried about running out of charge on journeys, there's a growing network of chargers available and some sites have a rapid charger which will take the charge from empty to 80% in 30 minutes.
The car has a range of 124 miles in ideal conditions, though on cold days the potential travelling distance does fall. There is a version of the Nissan Leaf available with a larger battery which has a range of 155 miles.
The Nissan Leaf styling is meant to be as aerodynamically effective as it is possible to be. The car is air efficient and with the battery pack housed in the car’s floor there's no encroachment on boot or passenger space. There's also no engine noise and very few moving parts, so from switching on the ignition the car is easy to drive - the driver simply puts it in forward gear. Acceleration is smooth and, when necessary, fast from a standing start and the Leaf has a top speed of 89 mph.
There's plenty of standard equipment too including electric windows and mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity and air con. Other models come with rear parking camera, folding door mirrors and alloy wheels. There's even a smart phone app called Carwings which enables the driver to check the vehicle's battery charge status from wherever they are.
Essentially, for anybody looking for a car that is easy to drive with zero emissions, the Nissan Leaf should be your only choice. It looks and drives like a normal car and has near-silent operation.
Why not have a look at the Leaf on the official Nissan UK company website and get the latest news about the Leaf in the UK at The UK Nissan Owners' Club. You may also like to see what they're saying about it on the Top Gear website.
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