Latest update: 7 Jan 2019
The Nissan Leaf is seemingly the most competitive electric car on the market. It is the world’s best-selling electric car in history.
The very-soon-to-be-available-in-the-USA 2018 Nissan LEAF is a refreshed and heavily updated version of the popular all-electric hatchback. The new model year of the iconic model — available in the USA beginning in January 2018 — features an updated, more conventional styling and significantly better range and performance specs.
The 2018 Nissan LEAF is offering a 40 kWh battery pack, which will allow for a US EPA range rating of around 150 miles per full charge — or so Nissan expects anyways. That means the car has more electric range than every other electric option on the market in the US except Tesla’s trio and the Chevy Bolt … but probably not for too long.
Here are the key specs as we have them now:
- 23.6 cubic feet of cargo space
- 147 horsepower
- 236 pound-feet of torque
- 150 miles (240 km) of range per full charge
Other notable features include the availability of the ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving suite as an option — which allows for fully autonomous single-lane travel when on divided highways.