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2011 Nissan LEAF

At a Glance

Pricing $32,780 - $33,720
Drive Types FWD
Engines EV

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 53

Overview Information

The Nissan Leaf is perhaps the first electric vehicle designed from the ground up to be produced and sold in large volumes worldwide. The Leaf is a five-passenger vehicle with every expected amenity expected in a modern automobile like power windows, power locks, stability control, navigation system, etc. Leaf is offered in two trim levels: SV and SL. According to the EPA, the Leaf can travel about 73 miles on a full charge. The battery is fully rechargeable in 7 hours at 240V, but an optional DC quick charger port (SL models) allows the Leaf to be 80% charged in 30 minutes. They have assigned the Leaf MPGequivalent numbers of 106 city and 92 highway. The EPA considers 33.7kW-hrs electricity to be equivalent to 1 gallon of gas. The Leaf is currently available in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee. Nissan will offer the Leaf in more states in 2011.

What Changed:

The Leaf is an all-new electric vehicle built by Nissan. The powertrain consists of 80kw AC electric motor. A 192 cell 24kWh lithium-ion battery is used for energy storage. Nissan will offer the Leaf in limited markets worldwide, steadily increasing the availability over time.

Official Word:

The 2011 Nissan LEAF(TM), the world's first affordable, zero-emission car, ushers in a new era of mobility - the "no gas, no tailpipe" zero-emission era. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, the Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of 100 miles (U.S. LA4 cycle) on one full charge to satisfy real-world consumer requirements. The all-new Nissan LEAF is powered by 48 laminated compact lithium-ion battery modules...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Leaf SV EV (107-bhp) FWD 53 $32,780
Leaf SL EV (107-bhp) FWD 53 $33,720