CES 2019: Nissan Leaf E+ is the long-range Leaf we've been waiting for
You know, here at CES, we see a lot of things that, frankly, are never going to come to market.
Concepts, ideas, mobility solutions, blah, blah, blah.
Well, Nissan is giving us something that we can actually buy.
I'm talking about the new Nissan Leaf E+.
Now the regular Leaf will still be on sale.
So if 150 miles of range is good enough for you, well then bully.
But this one is the long range Leaf we've all been waiting for.
We've got 226 miles of range thanks to a 62 kilowatt hour battery.
Now that puts that up on the same plane with the Chevy Volt.
The Honda Kona, and even the Tesla Model 3. And the E Plus gets a bump in power too.
Up to 214 horse power and 250 pound feet of torque.
And that extra 14 torques over the regular range Leaf, those come in at a higher speed.
So this new E Plus should be really good for passing on the highway and merging.
There's an available his speed charging package, so you can charge the E plus up to 80% of its range in just 40 minutes.
Also on tap are Nissan's pro pilot assist and epedals for one pedal driving.
The Nissan Leaf E plus will be available in the spring of 2019.
Now, we've got no word on pricing yet, but if I've done the math correct, This 4 million Yen that they're charging in Japan, that should translate into the mid to high $30,000.
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