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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Grows Electric Range

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Grows Electric Range

One of the best-selling electric cars in the world is finally getting an option with more range. Nissan has announced the addition of the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, a new variant that will leverage a larger batter to offer 75 more miles of range over the normal Leaf.

Nissan has decided to slot in a larger 62-kWh battery pack into the Leaf plus. The added juice is going to give the Leaf Plus a total range of 226 miles, up 75 miles from the normal Leaf. In addition to more range, Nissan says the power ratings will increase to 213 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. The normal Leaf is rated at 175 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

“The new Nissan LEAF e+ offers all of the style, convenience and electric vehicle benefits that have helped make LEAF the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, plus even more driving excitement, range, power and choice,” said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president and chairman, Nissan North America. “Customers now have a selection of powertrains and models to best suit their driving needs.”

In global markets, Nissan will call this product the Leaf e+, but in North America the car will have the Leaf Plus name. The reasoning for the difference in nomenclature is unknown.

Sales of the new, longer-range Leaf will commence in Japan shortly. The car will rollout in the U.S. this spring and launch in Europe in the third quarter.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. carnut
    This is great news for those with longer commutes and in more rural areas where chargers and charging could be limited.
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