Vary-topping electrical hatch will get larger battery for extra vary and extra highly effective motor. Is it well worth the worth bounce? When the unique Nissan Leaf got here out in 2010, homeowners had been claiming a real-world vary of little greater than 70 miles. By the point the second-generation automotive got here out final yr, our sister publication What Automotive? was quoting a real-world vary of about 130 miles. And now we’re reviewing a Leaf promising as much as 239 miles on the seemingly reasonable official WLTP take a look at.However this new, 62kWh battery-equipped Leaf isn’t nearly getting you just about precisely from London to Blackpool with out rejuicing. Don’t be fooled by the somewhat uninteresting trim identify: that is as near the Leaf Nismo because the UK goes to get, for now at the very least, as a result of that bigger-capacity battery permits the motor’s energy to be boosted from the 148bhp to a wholesome 214bhp. Torque is up barely, too.Additionally new is the Leaf e+’s means to make use of the newest public fast chargers; with its customary charging price of 70kW, it will possibly attain 80% in 40 minutes, identical to the 50kW-limited common Leaf. Different, much less vital modifications embrace a brand new entrance finish design.