The Nissan Leaf is arguably 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. The EPA considers 33.7kW-hrs electricity to be equivalent to 1 gallon of gas, so the Leaf gets the equivalent of 106/92 city/highway. Upon its launch in 2011, the Leaf was only available in small number of states, but Nissan is now taking reservations in nearly 30 states.
|Leaf SV||EV (107-bhp)||A1||FWD||53||$35,200|
|Leaf SL||EV (107-bhp)||A1||FWD||49||$37,250|