Nissan has officially made a significant 3,000 EUR reduction in the price of the electric Leaf developed specifically for Europe.
This development follows a similar exercise in the US where the price of the leaf was slashed by 6,400 USD, the after effect of this price reduction is that it would be cheaper to afford the car from now on. Taking into account the various benefits, a buyer in France can get the car for 25,990 EUR while someone in UK can order it for 23,490 GBP.
Power would get boost from a compact electric motor driving the front wheels and generating 107 hp (80 kW) and an instant torque of 280 Nm (206 lb-ft). As a result the Leaf would be able to reach a top speed of more than 145 km/h (90 mph) with a range of 175 km (108 mile) as tested in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
With a usual domestic socket, charging the battery takes eight hours while with a quick charger it can be done in only half an hour. From a 30 percent to an 80 percent level it takes nearly 15 minutes with the quick charger.
Production will commence in the third quarter of this year in Sunderland, United Kingdom.
Since we do not have any news about car performance and other specifications we can only wait eagerly for the best thing to happen.
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