New Leaf electric car revealed by Nissan

Nissan has unveiled the new version of the Leaf electric car.

Describing it as the world’s most advanced mass-market electric vehicle (EV) and an icon of the company’s Intelligent Mobility vision, Nissan says the all-electric car is packed with ingenious technology.

The new Leaf is the company’s first car in Europe that will embrace the early steps of advanced driver assistance, and is packed with cutting-edge innovations such as e-Pedal, allowing you to drive and brake in a totally new and seamless way.

Importantly, they tell us, it can also go further, with a range of 378km on a single charge.

Nissan claims that the car has been redesigned for a new generation, with a sleeker look inside and out. It will be on sale in Europe from January 2018 and here in Ireland a month later.

“The new Nissan Leaf drives Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is the core brand strategy for Nissan’s future,” said Hiroto Saikawa, president and chief executive officer of Nissan.

“With its improved autonomy range, combined with the evolution of autonomous drive technology, such as ProPILOT Park and the simple operation of the e-Pedal, strengthens Nissan’s EV leadership, as well as the expansion of EVs globally. It also has the core strengths that will be embodied by future Nissan models,” he added.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) is the company’s blueprint to redefine the future of driving and looks to progress the role of the car to be more than simply a mode of transport. NIM is defined by how the car is driven, how it is powered and how it integrates into society.

Nissan says the Leaf is the company’s on-road embodiment of NIM, with its early-stage of ProPILOT technologies, advanced all-electric powertrain and unique ability to connect to and power the buildings it plugs in to.

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