Nissan has lastly introduced an EV to market with respectable vary, however is it sufficient to compete?
When the utterly redesigned 2018 Nissan LEAF got here market, it was a marked enchancment over the outgoing mannequin in some ways. Nonetheless, it didn’t supply a big vary increase. The earlier mannequin had an EPA-estimated 107-mile vary, and the present mannequin affords simply 150. Nevertheless, we’ve recognized for a while that Nissan had plans to launch an extended-range providing down the highway. For the 2019 mannequin yr, you will get the 150-mile commonplace LEAF, in addition to the LEAF Plus, which, in response to Nissan, affords 226 miles (364 km) of all-electric driving.
Other than the vary bump, the LEAF Plus is basically the identical automobile because the redesigned 2018 mannequin. That exact mannequin has struggled to promote in excessive quantity on our shores. The Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is the LEAF’s closest rival and in addition not promoting very nicely, out-delivered the LEAF by over three,000 models in 2018. The LEAF’s solely different profitable competitor is the Tesla Mannequin three. Whereas it’s far more costly and a really completely different automobile in some ways, it’s nonetheless a small, battery-electric automobile with an extended vary. Tesla bought a whopping ~140,000 Mannequin 3s within the U.S. final yr.
The Quick Lane Automotive takes a more in-depth take a look at the Nissan LEAF Plus to assist decide whether or not or not it should show to be a extra in style automobile. Clearly, it could take some small miracle for it to outsell the Mannequin three within the U.S., however maybe it may well overtake the Bolt EV?
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Can The New Nissan Leaf PLUS Tackle the Tesla Mannequin three? Trace: It Now Has a Vary of 226 Miles
( https://www.TFLcar.com ) For those who wished a Nissan Leaf with a bit extra vary, this 226-mile Plus model often is the reply. However is it sufficient to take the combat to the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Mannequin three, or is it too little too late?