Buckle up. Nissan has announced that their next generation Leaf will not only improve its battery and thus its range, but also add mainstream styling for a better interior experience. But you have some time to save up, as the next gen Leaf won’t debut until early 2017.
The Leaf’s battery is getting a complete rethink, with new chemistry driving the increased capacity and distance. New 2014 Nissan Leaf’s average 84 miles with a full charge, and estimates are that the distance will double at least. It will also feature “wireless inductive charging”.
Nissan is also looking to upgrade its interior, using its own stylish interiors instead of their plain EV interiors. They have mentioned that Tesla’s vehicles do not look like EVs, but much more stylish. Look out for Nissan and Infinity’s EV revolution in the coming years. For now, get EV quotes at www.BestDealerLocator.com and save money until the 2017s come out.