Nissan Leaf Auto Express

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Our drive is over as soon as it has begun – and it raises as many questions as it answers. the production Leaf really be of travelling 100 miles from a charge? Who will buy it? We won’t to wait long to find

Sales start in March, and says it has buyers for nearly all the in the first year of production. what we have seen of the new performance and driving experience, customers shouldn’t be disappointed.

The charge down electric starts here… So says which is poised to deliver the examples of its all-new battery-powered to customers from next

The car’s arrival promises to be big for British drivers. Not only the plug-in electric model be in the UK – at Nissan’s Sunderland factory – it be affordable, too.

First are currently being assembled in and the Leaf is expected to cost a Prius-rivalling £22,000 (after the promised £5,000 grant has applied). It will offer for five people, as well as a range.

The production-ready model made its debut at this year’s Motor Show, but won’t be to drive for some months So Nissan has brought this prototype to the UK, to provide a taste of the performance and driving dynamics – if the styling will have by the time it reaches dealers.

Auto Express has already a version in Japan, based on the market Tiida (Issue but this model, badged is a little further down the to production. Even though laptop-sized battery modules been added under the seats, space inside the is generous. In fact, when you behind the wheel there are few that this car offers out of the ordinary.

Turn the ignition though, and you are greeted with There’s no mechanical hum from the motor – only a light on the to tell you the engine is ready for You can select the single forward with a switch in the centre then it’s simply a of releasing the brakes and pressing the

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Acceleration is progressive and the ride

After our limited time the wheel of the Leaf, we came with the impression that it well, car like. Its electric delivers power in almost the same way as a petrol-engined vehicle, a noticeable increase in torque as speed rises. Although is an early prototype, it points to a future for the pioneering Nissan.

Rival: Mitsubishi i-MiEV

city car is already on sale, but pricey at £33,699, even a grant. Unlike the Leaf, the is a conversion of a regular petrol – the i – rather than a dedicated

vehicle. And that means compromises in performance, engineering and

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