Nissan shows Leaf electric car revamped with more range

Nissan Leaf Tesla 3 may hit Indian market next year buzz in electric cars segment

Both cars offer extra-cost options that raise the average transaction prices: A well-equipped Bolt runs about $42,000, while the Tesla, with a price structure modeled on those of similarly sized German luxury sedans, can be optioned up to almost $60,000.

It's eight years since the Nissan LEAF arrived as a rather odd looking hatchback, and a pure battery electric powertrain. The auto will be available in the United States, Canada and Europe next year.

Nissan says the 2018 Leaf will go on sale in all 50 US states in early 2018.

The long-awaited 2018 Nissan Leaf has finally been introduced, and what it lacks in range it hopes to make up for in advanced tech and competitive pricing.

The new Leaf can travel up to 235 miles between charges under European driving conditions and can be fully charged in 40 minutes with fast chargers, although electric cars typically run 20-25% shorter distances under real-world driving conditions. Nissan said it would launch a longer, USA 200-mile rated version of the Leaf in 2019 that would be more expensive. The pricier model is expected to receive a 60-kwh unit. Since 2010, Nissan has sold approximately 300,000 electric vehicles, notes CNET. With a max 107 mile driving range, the current generation Leaf has been overshadowed by the Bolt, Model 3 and even slightly squeezed out by the BMW i3 and 2017 VW e-Golf.

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will be powered by a 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack that will deliver up to 147hp and 236lb ft of torque.

Prices have yet to be announced, but the existing Leaf starts at around £26,000. Nissan says the pricier option coming for 2019 will offer more power still.

There's no word just yet about its name, but we do know it won't be called "Terra" as the company's design boss revealed it will be called something else since the recently trademarked moniker - which was used on an electric crossover concept in 2012 - is reserved for a different auto.

Nissan is expecting to pin down the king of the electric automobile market which is Tesla, specifically the Model 3 that they just released which is directed to the lower end market. The interior has also been completely redesigned.

In addition to these basic colours, a new colour, Spring Light Green, will be available.

The new Leaf offers a host of driverless features, including Nissan's ProPilot mode, which autonomously controls the vehicle at speeds of up to 62mph while in motorway traffic, says Auto Express.

Research has shown that Leaf buyers wanted a vehicle below the $30,000 starting price, but they also wanted more features, Maragno said. Relying on just a single forward-facing radar and a monocular video camera, ProPilot Assist provides single-lane, feet-off-the-pedals driving (what's called adaptive cruise control). "That is attractively cheap for a reliable and easily-serviceable electric vehicle".

The new Leaf comes with the latest feature from Nissan's self-driving research and development effort. It lets drivers accelerate and decelerate by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator. With this, releasing the accelerator slows down or stops the vehicle, similar to pressing a brake.

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