Slotted just below the range-topping Tekna, the Acenta+’s most important features come in the guise of 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6.6 kW on-board charger, a Mode 3 Type 2 (7 pin) cable, and a EVSE 32 amp (3 pin) cable. Priced at £24,740 (including the so-called Government Plug-in Grant), the British-built Nissan Leaf Acenta+ is an all-rounder of the electric vehicle world.
The 6.6 kW charger was previously available as an option and, according to the Japanese manufacturer, it’s able to recharge the 24 kWh lithium-ion battery to full capacity in four hours. Of course, the Tesla Model S and a Supercharger station can do better, but it costs a helluva lot of greenback to get a taste of Model S ownership. As ever, the max range if you drive this thing leisurely is 124 miles (200 kilometers).
According to Nissan, if you keep it at a steady 55 mph (88 km/h) with the air con on, the lithium-ion battery is depleted in 76 miles (122 kilometers). What rocks our boat the most is the design of the 17-inch alloy wheels. More specifically, the distinctive blue accents on the offset spokes give the newest member of the Leaf family an even bolder appearance despite its eco-friendly credentials.
For further information on the UK-spec 2015 Nissan Leaf, refer to the adjacent standard equipment list.