NISSAN Leaf Electric Car 80kW Auto
- Used model incl. grant
- Electric, Small family
- Electric drive-train, 5 door
NISSAN Leaf reviewNGC verdict 26.11.2013
Externally, not a lot has changed but a raft of improvements under the skin make the 2013 LEAF the best yet. This begs the question: Is the all-electric LEAF now a viable alternative to petrol?
Since our last review in 2010, Nissan has sold more than 50,000 LEAFs around the world, and our test car was built in the UK at Nissan's Sunderland factory rather than Japan. While many electric cars feel overly quirky or frankly a bit shoddy, the LEAF's build quality is first rate and it's quite easy to forget the power source until you coast to a halt in near-silence. For an extra challenge, we conducted our week-long test in the hills of West Wales during a prolonged cold spell. Neither gravity nor low temperatures are kind to electric vehicles, but the LEAF still managed a useful range of 60-80 miles per charge when driven briskly, against the claimed total of 125 miles in more ideal conditions.
Review by Russell Bray