5 things you need to know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf
If it can replicate the success of the first generation, the humble and affordable Gen 2 Nissan Leaf could be the most important EV of its generation.
We've learned a lot after many miles behind the wheel, so here are five more things that you need to know.
One of the most subtle parts of this redesign are the charging ports, which not only integrate better into the car's line but are also angled upwards for easier plugging.
without having to bend.
FV and SL models have two charging ports.
There's a standard SAE plug that can take up to eight hours
Hours for a full level to charge.
But you've also got a toggle mode quick charging port that can cram in an 80% charging in just 40 minutes.
The optional upgraded portable charging cable is definitely worth considering.
It can plug straight into a 240 volt wall outlet so you can charge it full speed, pretty much anywhere that you can unplug your dryer.
That also means you don't have to buy a dedicated EV charging wall block for home, though we recommend you do anyway.
The onboard, Nissan connect tech can help you locate a charging station in a pinch, but we found that it's often better just to plan ahead with a third party app.
Use something like Nissan's EV charge app, Charge Point, or EV Go for the most complete information about charging availability The one foot e-pedal driving mode can be awesome and weird.
The amount of regen braking you get when lifting off of the throttle seems to vary depending on the battery's charge level.
Which can make it feel pretty inconsistent when you need to unexpectedly stop quickly.
The amount of regenerative braking you get when lifting seems to vary depending on the battery's level.
Which can make it feel kind of inconsistent.
Especially when you need to unexpectedly stop quickly.
[SOUND] You wanna check out our full review where I explain that last bit in depth and while you're there, check out the rest of our extensive coverage of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, including our on-going long-term test over on the roadshow.com.