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The Nissan Leaf is a battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) that has been available as an affordable all-electric powered vehicle since its inception in 2010. Use Leaf EVs span two generations, with the second coming in 2017 and running into the current model year. While rumors of a possible third-generation Leaf being unveiled soon, there has been no concrete news as of the time of writing, so we will be taking a quick dive into the Nissan Leaf EV and what you can expect from a preowned model.
What's So Great About The Nissan Leaf?
Regardless of what model year you are investigating, one everyday use for the Nissan Leaf is its firm foundation as a daily commuter car. Lacking incredible range but being priced well below other EVs, it is the perfect starter or city car that doesn't get driven more than a few hours a day. Furthermore, despite its small size, the Leaf is a technological powerhouse that delivers superb safety features, with newer models featuring Nissan's proprietary driver assistance features standard.
Current Generation, 2017-2023 Nissan Leaf EV
The most recent generation of Leaf is likely to be the most common model you will find in a used lot. With a lifetime now spanning half a decade, there is a lot to love about the second-gen Leaf as it improved on what was becoming a dated platform in the first generation. Firstly, the standard quick charge port was added to most models of the Leaf, allowing about 100 miles of range to be charged in under an hour.
In 2020 Nissan took the Leaf a step further as they introduced the Leaf+, which comes with an expanded battery and up to 224 miles on a single charge. However, charge life is where the Leaf struggles most. While other, albeit more expensive, compact EVs can push 250+ miles on a single charge, the Leaf cannot keep up. While it comes at a lower cost, being less than the comparable Chevy Bolt, the Leaf sports one of the weakest ranges on its relative battery life. While this is not a deal-breaker, its lack of battery life further cements the Leaf into a niche, city, and daily driver-based EV without much room for deviation.
First Generation, 2010 - 2017 Nissan Leaf EV
The Nissan Leaf's initial run was revolutionary in that a mass automaker had made what is often seen as the first massively available EV that wasn't from the relatively boutique and luxury, at the time, automaker of Tesla. In the beginning, the Nissan Leaf sported a range of just over 100 miles, which has thankfully been expanded upon, and now over double that in battery range. When searching for a used model, while 2010 is good for what it is, we suggest searching for 2015 or newer models, as the battery life is far more consistent and can reach over 100 miles on a single charge.
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