Upgraded with a more energy-dense battery pack and extended real-world range, the Nissan Leaf e+ makes more sense for Australian buyers – especially one-car households.
The time has come to say farewell to our Nissan Leaf after nearly six months in the CarAdvice garage. There's plenty to like about electric vehicles too, even though the price is still a bit steep.
A big part of the EV life is simply keeping it charged. Without the in-and-out convenience of filling up at the bowser, can an EV satisfy on the same level?
It's a prototype for now but Nissan has created an all-wheel-drive Leaf hatchback that could pass for a modern day Nissan Pulsar GTI-R. And we've driven it.
We hand the keys to our long-term Nissan Leaf to our resident apartment dwelling, latte-sipper to see if he can overcome range anxiety without any readily available charging infrastructure.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is the newest iteration of one of the world's modern electric vehicle pioneers. Now it's up to us to see just how liveable it is.
To cut a long story short, the little Leaf is a big deal in the electric world. It's finally on sale in Australia, where it faces off with plug-in offerings from Hyundai, Renault and Tesla.
The second-generation Nissan Leaf has finally arrived. The headline figures are its $49,990 price, 270km real-world range and 40kWh battery. But it's the cohesive product and ownership experience that appeals in particular.
UPDATE, August 2019: We've now had Nissan's new electric hatch through the CarAdvice garage. Click here to read our first full Australian review of the 2019 Nissan Leaf. There’s been plenty of discussion – most of it uninformed – about electric vehicles in the last few months...
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is a much improved and revised version of Nissan's pioneering electric car. If the Japanese brand can get the pricing right, it will be popular too.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf must remind people that its maker was the world's real mainstream EV pioneer, even if Silicon Valley gets the plaudits. It's not the game-changer its predecessor was, but credit where it's due.