Nissan LEAF review (2011 onwards) MSN Cars UK

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Nissan LEAF review onwards)

What — Leaf

Where — Portugal

Price — (inc government incentive)

— early 2011

Nissan’s all-new electric car will soon go on sale. this be the environmental answer been waiting for?

In a fantasy of the near future all be zooming around silently in our cars, enjoying our rejuvenated and saving ourselves a fortune on and diesel.

And then the reality in. Electric cars have one drawback — range! a trip to Scotland and back? be quicker walking.

Nissan realises this, which is why it went to great to explain that its new Leaf is a car for people who predominantly only short distances and live in the

But the one fundamental difference between the and the handful of other electric out there is that it is a proper hatchback. Like a Golf or Only it runs only on and produces zero emissions.

So, is now the to embrace a sparky new future?

The of electric motors over combustion engines is that produce maximum torque at And in this case that’s 206 of torque, the same punch as an A3 2.0 TFSI petrol.

In fact, nippy is probably a apt word in the Leaf’s case, while it picks up speed initially, after a few seconds of acceleration it starts to peter The top speed is 87mph, limited no to conserve the battery life.


With a combination of an motor and weighty battery the handling is going to be affected. the Leaf isn’t an awful it feels like any other car in class — bar the Ford

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The one thing that does is the dull steering. It’s to feel what the car is doing nulls any driving enjoyment.

is golden, unless you’re in an car. Because then got to iron out the wind noise the mirrors, the swipe of the wipers, the from the tyres.

Nissan’s have changed the wiper so they produce less the suspension has been set-up so it transfers less din into the and the door mirrors have designed to attract as little rustle as possible, though can still be detected at speed.

Inside, the cabin is contemporary but are a few space-age details to make it more sci-fi such as a gear selector, a colourful, display and a sat-nav that can a radius of how far you can travel on the remaining

The Leaf can also be linked to smartphone or computer to tell you how battery juice is left, you can routes and zap them to the sat-nav and turn on the air-con remotely.

is plentiful, too, with for five adults and a boot is very deep but accommodates of luggage with the seats up. And the of the cabin materials is generally good, feeling soft and and displaying a quality feel you don’t get in some of the cheaper in this class.

It’ll cost you roughly £2 to the batteries for eight hours, will allow you to travel 100 miles though on a leisurely you should be able to see 130 miles. driving will seriously the range.

There is also the of a 30-minute quick charge will restore 80% of the battery

Nissan CHAdeMO Electric Cars
Nissan CHAdeMO Electric Cars
Nissan CHAdeMO Electric Cars
Nissan CHAdeMO Electric Cars
Nissan CHAdeMO Electric Cars

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