Nissan Leaf Leases Extended to Cover Gap Until New Leaf Launches

Joanna Estrada
March 12, 2017

Nissan has confirmed via a Twitter post that long-awaited new Leaf will be revealed globally in September and kick off sales some time later this year.

Nissan tweets about the official release of its all-new Nissan Leaf.

2015 Nissan IDS Concept pictured. The 2017 Nissan Leaf now gets 107 miles per charge, but sooner it may change.

Sounds like a pretty good approach - make sure that those who are now leasing Nissan LEAFs have an easy means of transitioning and upgrading to the new offerings (which will possess a much higher range, and aesthetics that are less polarizing). The next generation model is said to have increased mile range, possibly close to the Chevrolet Bolt EV's range of 238 miles. "We can. The question is cost", answered Takao Asami, Nissan Senior Vice President of research and advanced engineering, when asked at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.

They also displayed a LEAF prototype at CES earlier this year to showcase their autonomous driving tech.

The lithium-ion battery that will come with 2018 Leaf has already made an appearance in the Renault Zoe EV, which now get 189 miles per charge, at least when it debuted at last year's Paris Motor Show. That vehicle uses a new lithium-ion battery pack developed in partnership with LG Chem, the same supplier Chevy worked with for the Bolt's battery. The Renaut Zoe EV, however, only boasts of a humble range of 189 miles compared to the Bolt EV.

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