Introducing the Best-Selling Electric Hatchback – the Nissan Leaf

by Masashi S. JDM Enthusiast

The Nissan Leaf is a 5-door all-electric compact hatchback first introduced in 2010 with its second generation which was released in 2018. In 2019, the Leaf was recognized as an all-time top-selling plug-in electric car.

Interior & Exterior

The Leaf interior is comfortable with enough space at the back seat and pleasant to drive. The aerodynamics has been improved with its weight reduction, a new regenerative braking system, and much improved suspensions for stability. The standard features included steering-wheel audio controls, climate control, Bluetooth, adjustable steering height, height-adjustable driver seat, electric power windows, and keyless start and go.

The standard features of the Nissan Leaf 2018 consisted of a 7.0-inch display screen, SiriusXM satellite radio, hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth, and automatic headlights. While the SV trim is fitted with NissanConnectEV telematics services, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, DC fast-charging port, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and alloy wheels.


The Leaf was equipped with a new 30 kWh battery with 160000 km (100000 miles). It has an SAE J1772 connector for charging on the 120/220 volts AC main and can be charged which recovers 8 km (5 miles). Other models have a CHAdeMO port that can fill 80% of a fully discharged battery in 30 minutes but it shortens a battery’s life span. The Leaf Plus was launched in 2019 with a larger 62 kWh battery delivering 364 km (226 miles) and a new 150 kW motor that can use the 100 kW CHAdeMO chargers.

The Leaf is powered by a 40 kWh battery producing 110 KW (147 HP) delivering 243 km as per EPA ratings without charging. Coupled with a 6.6 kW SAE J1772 regular plug connector or the 50 kW CHAdeMO for fast charging. The Leaf offers a front-mounted electric motor with 80 KW (107 HP) attached to a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery delivering 0-100 kph in 9.9 seconds with a top speed of 150 km/h. It is also powered by CarWings and telematics providing remote control functions via smartphone or computer for the driver.


The Leaf has new innovative driving technologies, which offer only two trim levels: The ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system that can be used while driving on a single lane making the drive more relaxing and easier. The ProPILOT Park technology takes control of the steering, braking, gear selection, and guides the car into a parking slot. And the e-Pedal technology can be used to start and stop the car as well as accelerate and decelerate.


The Nissan Leaf is a full Electric vehicle that is considered to be environmentally friendly and still offers a fun and comfortable driving experience. It also has an exquisite design and can be used for cruising the city though not good for a long-distance trip. You can check the Nissan Leaf stocklist on how to purchase one now.

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About Masashi S. Junior   JDM Enthusiast

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