The affordable EV market is about to get a whole lot more exciting as two new vehicles are edging closer to make its respective debut. As how it is mentioned in the title above, the two cars are the next generation Nissan Leaf and also the Tesla Model 3.
The former is being tipped to go on sale in late Q3 this year whereas the latter will be making its official unveiling in July next month. We have already seen Tesla anti-selling the Model 3 in hopes of getting more sales from the Model S and this may hand Nissan an advantage.
This cannot be helped as Nissan promises three great things with the next Leaf – autonomous ability, extreme driving range and affordability. The Leaf will be equipped with Nissan’s autonomous system called ProPilot. The system is tipped by Nissan to be better than Autopilot and this can certainly take the attention away from the Model 3.
Moving on to driving range, Nissan has teased on multiple trims with at least 280 miles to offer. Hence, we can look forward to see the Leaf coming out with more than 300 miles to offer.
Finally is price. Tesla has said that they are targeting $35,000 with the Model 3. Even if they are able to achieve this goal, the next-gen Leaf promises something even better. It is retaining the price tag of the current-gen model and this will make it the cheapest EV yet.
Does this mean that the next Leaf has the upper hand over the Model 3?