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2018 Nissan Leaf: Total Waste Of 60kWh Battery

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You really cannot take half measures if you are planning on doing something big. But is this what Nissan has done with the second generation Nissan Leaf? We have seen spy shots of the latest electric hatchback and from what we can see it seems that likely they have.

The 2018 Nissan Leaf was seen under disguise in testing on the streets and it really doesn’t matter how much Nissan has tried to hide it, the proportions of the vehicle still show through. From what we can see it is mostly the same.

The outline doesn’t detract from the first generation model from what we can see. However there has been some improvements and most of these are to the front of the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

The grille of the Nissan Leaf seems to have come from the Nissan IDS concept along with the front lights, which are now sharper. This means that at least the bug eyes are gone.

There is nothing wrong with the looks of the Nissan Leaf but we think that Nissan has wasted the opportunity for making the most out of the 60kWh battery for the EV. When it does get released the Chevrolet Bolt will have already had a big head-start on the market.

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf does make its way out the range of 200 miles plus is going to be less of a novelty than it is at the moment and the Bolt is going to exploit it as at the moment no other electric vehicle in the class can compete with it.

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1 Comment

  1. Topher

    February 24, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    The Leaf has an advantage that the Bolt does not, and that may be the reason, should it succeed and the Bolt, not. Quite simply the Leaf’s maker WANTS it to succeed, while the Bolt’s maker is petitioning to be allowed to stop making it.

    Both will looking to carve out a niche in an ecosystem dominated by Model 3s.