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2018 Nissan Leaf: Long-term EV wrap-up

We've spent a year with the second generation of Nissan's groundbreaking electric car. It's been easier than you might think.

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We lived the electric life for 12 months and thousands of miles... and we liked it.

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The Nissan Leaf's rear cargo hold proved capacious, though the load floor isn't flat when the seats are folded.

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The second-gen Leaf's conventional face is considerably more attractive than its awkwardly styled predecessor.

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Ample torque yields quick acceleration from a stop.

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The Nissan Leaf's cabin proved both durable and easy to use.

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Rear seat room is fine for two adults, three across in a pinch.

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We're guessing that flat-bottom wheel is less "because racecar" and more "because American thighs."

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Seating is straightforward and comfortable, with effective seat heaters but no cooling available.

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The Nissan Leaf's electric powertrain produces 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

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Gauges are a mix of digital and analog.

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The Leaf could benefit from a more modern infotainment system, but at least it's simple to use.

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The Nissan Leaf's electric powertrain produces 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

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