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2018 Leaf long termer: 12 months in our blue EV

Our latest long-term addition seats five comfortably, has tons of room behind the rear seats and doesn't burn a drop of gas.

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This is our latest long-termer, a 2018 Leaf SL!

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It's a fetching redesign, far more attractive than the outgoing car, which is still the world's most popular EV.

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And, being a hatchback, it's quite practical too.

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Don't be fooled by the relatively normal looks...

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...underneath that hood you won't find a gasoline engine, instead it's an electric motor and all the associated circuitry.

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And there's even a second hood, where the car hides its chargers! There's your standard level two port, plus a Chademo for DC fast-charging.

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No exhaust because no gas to burn.

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But look at all that space! The trunk well is very deep, plenty of room for groceries -- though sadly no hooks to hang them upon.

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We think the car looks far better than before, but what's it like to actually live with it? 

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Stay tuned as we find out.

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