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Our 2018 Nissan Leaf long-term vehicle arrived in Michigan just in time for the Polar Vortex.
Our little blue hatchback is putting up a good fight, though, and despite some range loss, anxiety hasn't come into play.
There have even been a few EV-specific upsides.
The Leaf's cabin continues to age well, and the seat heaters and steering-wheel heater of our SL trim are borderline must-have items in frigid weather.
E-pedal driving in winter has proven to be a pleasant experience.
With plenty of single-digit days and nights dipping into the negative teens, the weather has been a true test for this EV.
We've outfitted our Leaf with a set of Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tires, and it's made a sizable difference in the car's foul-weather handling ability.
Snow-on-snow makes for the best traction, and these Nokian's do a good job of packing the white stuff in those sipes and grooves.
We continue to enjoy the second-gen Leaf's much-improved and markedly more conventional looks.
These lights have been illuminated a lot lately.
The Nissan Leaf delivers 147 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque.
A deep wiper recess for improved aero efficiency has proven particularly susceptible to ice deposits.
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