The Nissan Leaf – The World’s Best Know Electric Car
For most people the Nissan Leaf is synonymous with EVs. Nissan broke the mold when they launched the original Leaf in 2011. It truly was the first electric vehicle with mass market appeal. The Nissan Leaf then took the world by storm with well over 400,000 sold by the end of 2019.
The Nissan Leaf has captured the attention of second hand electric car buyers as it offers a worry-free purchase. The Leaf is an incredibly reliable car and has a 5-star NCAP rating for safety. The fantastic Japanese build quality that Nissan offers combined with the simplicity of an electric drivetrain provides an easy ownership proposition. At JustEVs, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge with the Nissan Leaf as we have been working with them since the beginning. If you have any questions about the car, please do get in touch and we will be happy to offer our expert opinions.
The Nissan Leaf Tekna
The Nissan Leaf Tekna is the top spec option for this model. It has all the features you come to expect from a modern EV and a whole heap of extras as well such as Nissan Connect EV App for preheating your car on those cold Winter mornings. You simply set a timer in the car or select the option on your phone to remotely start the heating without leaving your house.
Features and Specification
The Nissan Leaf Tekna is a very well specified car with lots of standard features including:
- App controls for pre-heating the car
- 360 Degree Around View Camera
- Full Heated Leather Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Satellite Navigation
- Bose Sound System
- Touchscreen multimedia system with DAB/Aux/USB/Bluetooth media playing capabilities
- Climate Control
- Power folding mirrors
- Alloy wheels
Range and Charging
The Nissan Leaf 30kWh offers the perfect level of range and charging for most people in the UK. With an approximate real world range of 115+ miles, the Nissan Leaf 30kWh can cover pretty much all daily drives. If you have off-street parking at home, you will wake up every morning to a fully charged car and maximum range. Even those with lots of family tasks and a long commute tend to fall well below the range of a 30kWh Nissan Leaf.
The 30kWh Nissan Leaf is also fitted with D/C Rapid Charge and a Chademo connector. This allows the car to charge up in around 35 minutes (0-80%) on a public rapid charger. On most longer journeys, this high speed charge means that with even a short stop, you can add a great boost of charge to your electric vehicle.
An Independent Opinion
We leant a very similar car to our friend Ryan at EV Opinion last year. The car was so good, it actually caused him a purchasing dilemma!