New 2016 Nissan LEAF Now Offers Best-In-Class Range

The new 2016 Nissan Leaf all-electric sedan now offers a claimed best-in-class range of 172 km.

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Nissan has introduced the 2016 all-electric LEAF with standard Quick Charge Port on all models and an available 30 kWh battery that provides a claimed EPA-estimated best-in-class range of 172 km – a 27-per cent increase over the previous 24 kWH battery.

The new battery is standard for LEAF SV and LEAF SL models. The 2016 model also offers an enhanced IT system that is more user friendly and gives drivers greater vehicle connectivity.

Depending on location, some consumers may purchase the 2016 Nissan LEAF at prices on par with gas powered vehicles of its size with provincial tax rebates, when it goes on sale in EV-certified dealer showrooms this fall.

Residents of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec are eligible for up to $8,500, $8,250, and $8,000 respectively toward their purchase of a Nissan LEAF, respectively.

LEAF S models continue to be equipped with a 24 kWh battery with an EPA-estimated range of 133 km.

All LEAF models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 hp and 187 lb/ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that consumers often expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles.

Unlike internal combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF has no tailpipe, which means there is no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases.

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