2016 Nissan Leaf Could Benefit From Larger Battery and 105-Mile Range

With so many competitors in the green cars segment nowadays, carmakers building such vehicles have to keep on improving and offering better options for the clientele out there.
2016 Nissan Leaf 1 photo
Photo: Nissan
One such company is Nissan. You see, the arrival of the new Prius is just a matter of time and Chevrolet already has the new Volt ready to make a splash, not to mention the upcoming Bolt. In this scenario, Nissan has to keep up the pace and fitting the Leaf with a larger battery could be part of that strategy.

According to InsideEVs, Nissan might bless the ongoing Nissan Leaf with a 30 kWh battery pack (25% larger than the current one), despite the fact that the all-new second-gen Leaf is expected to arrive one year from now.

Right now, the Leaf is taking its juice from a 24 kWh battery that helped the EV to secure a maximum EPA-rated range of 84 miles (135 km). However, once the new, larger battery shows up, clients could benefit from an estimated maximum range of 105 miles (169 km).

The same source claims the S version of the Nissan Leaf will continue to use the 24 kWh battery, and only the SL and SV trims will adopt the 30 kWh power storage solution, according to two independent dealers. In other appearance-related news, the new Leaf will be embroidered with three new colour choices: Forged Bronze, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl.

It is also worth noting that Nissan officials are keeping things hush-hush and refuse to comment on these rumours, as Brian Brockman, Senior Manager of Communications told the source:

“We have made no public announcement about the 2016 Nissan LEAF. We do not comment on future product details.”
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