2017 Nissan Leaf Beats Tesla Model 3 With 41kWh
You cannot really base the success or failure of any vehicle for performance when in one market alone, that is unless you are talking about the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado or the Ram 1500, which is dependent on the market in the US for sales.
Here we are talking about the Nissan Leaf, which even though it offers the poor standing in the US, it actually does quite well in the US. Nissan has been the best-selling brand name around the world behind the BYD of China.
What happens to be the best part is that the vehicle has retained its lead over GM and Tesla, which happen to be taking over the plug-in market in the US, even with a range of only 107 miles thanks to the 30kWh battery.
Midway through this year the car maker managed to hold 10% of the plug-in electric market, which put them in front of GM and Tesla, which 4.2% and 9.5%.
One thing that people shopping for an EV car look for is range on a single charge, more so in the US. As the Nissan Leaf has enjoyed a year on year growth since the beginning of the month, every month, then it may keep on warding off the competition with its 186 mile range.
This is the estimate for the new 41kWh battery that was seen in the 2017 Renault Zoe. It is thought that Nissan could make use of the battery for the upcoming 2017 Nissan Leaf.
They are going to be faced with the daunting task of being able to beat the Tesla Model 3 which is said to offer a range of 215 miles. However Tesla does have issues of their own. The first of which is the fact that the vehicle isn’t going to arrive before 2018. By the time it arrives the new generation of the Nissan Leaf is going to have arrived with the 60kWh battery.
The Tesla Model 3 has already got 300,000 reservations, however with the track record of Tesla, the demand might not translate into sales of the vehicle. For the time being it is looking as though the Nissan Leaf does have the upper hand.