The Nissan LEAF® holds the title of best-selling electric vehicle in the world, and the 2019 model is ready to take up the torch and continue the model’s legacy. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, consider adding this EV to your fleet.
The Nissan LEAF® entered its second generation in the 2018 model year with a redesign, so this year the popular EV sees only slight tweaks. Like the rest of the Nissan line, the 2019 Nissan LEAF® will come standard with Rear Door Alert, which will remind you if you left something in the back seat after opening the rear doors at the beginning of a trip. The system is helpful in a lot of situations, but its main purpose is to prevent injury to children and pets forgotten in hot cars.
Nissan has also promised a longer-range Nissan LEAF® in the near future.
Range and charging
When you’re thinking of making the switch to an electric car, one of your first concerns is probably how far you can go on a single charge. As of its release, the 2019 Nissan LEAF® has an estimated range of 150 miles, which is 40 percent more than the previous generation.* This EV doesn’t sacrifice power to achieve this range, with 147 horsepower (at 110 kW) to make sure that you never get left behind on the highway. If you do have a busier day, the 240-V home charging dock (sold separately) charges the battery for about 90 miles of range in 30 minutes.
To achieve its longer range, the 2019 Nissan LEAF® has B Mode for aggressive regenerative braking to recapture energy lost as your car slows down. Another option you can use is ECO Mode, which limits the motor’s output to conserve energy. Nissan and its partners have also been hard at work around the country to create charging corridors, which means that you can travel easily between popular destinations and have places to stop and recharge, such as the section of I-95 between Boston and Washington, D.C.
Besides a 100 percent electric powertrain, the 2019 Nissan LEAF® has similar amenities and comforts as the rest of the Nissan family of cars. Learn more about it today with a test drive and consider making the jump to EVs.
*2019 Nissan LEAF® EPA range is 150 miles. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.
This article is presented by Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan in Puyallup, Washington.