Nissan Leaf with extended range – getting closer to be a Model3 competitor

Nissan is soon going to upgrade the battery in the Nissan Leaf – and it should be quite a step up. It is reportedly going to have a capacity of 64 kWh, an increase of around 24 kWh. This translates directly into further range estimated to go from 241 km to 362 km.

When looking at the numbers it is getting closer to the spec’s of the Tesla Model3, and one of the main arguments against the Nissan Leaf is getting addressed – the lack of range. While nothing is official it looks like the market for midsized EVs is going to be crowded from 2019 and onwards – which is good for the consumers in terms of prize and development.

Sources:
https://electrek.co/2018/01/04/nissan-leaf-2019-specs-range-charging/
https://pushevs.com/2017/12/29/nissan-sees-leafs-competition/