WHAT KIND OF ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES DOES THE NEW NISSAN LEAF HAVE?
The New Nissan LEAF offers some of the most advanced
technologies available. These are features that help you see better, alert you to what’s happening around you, and, in some cases, even step in and take action. Includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Lane Intevention, and much more*. With all these advanced safety features, the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has given the New Nissan LEAF a maximum five-star safety rating.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO DRIVE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE?
Driving an electric vehicle isn’t that different to driving an automatic car but without the noisy petrol or diesel engine, it’s exceptionally quiet inside the LEAF.
The best way to really find out is to try it for yourself!
DOES USING THE HEATING SYSTEM AND OTHER EQUIPMENT REDUCE THE RANGE OF THE VEHICLE?
Using the heating or air-conditioning system has an impact on the distance you cover, it does use up some electricity. To reduce the impact you can use an intelligent system that allows you to heat or cool down your Nissan LEAF beforehand, prior to travel, while the your New LEAF is still plugged in to the charger. When you’re connected to your
home-charging system or a public charging point, the electricity comes directly from the National Grid, not from your lithium-ion battery, so your range will not be affected.
Yes. The new Nissan LEAF features the e-Pedal. You can speed up and slow down in one smooth motion. It’s lots of fun, and enhances regenerative braking, too. At the flip of a switch, you can go back to driving with two pedals*.
Save time. Save money. Using the on-board timer or compatible smartphone you can set LEAF to charge whenever you’d like, including during non-peak hours (generally at night) when electricitiy rates are lowest. So charge up while you're asleep and take off the next day with a little extra money in your pocket.
WHERE ARE ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS LOCATED?
There are now 4,600 public charging stations in Europe and more are being built everyday - check the charging map to locate them!
HOW CAN I FIND ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS ON THE GO?
Use LEAF’s Zero Emission menu on your navigation screen to find the closest public charging station to you. The system is smarter than ever on the new Nissan LEAF, with additional filters that let you search by type of charger and method of payment.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND A PETROL/DIESEL VEHICLE?
Electric and petrol / diesel vehicles are very similar. Besides the obvious difference regarding propulsion, the main differences lie in the energy needs and maintenance costs of an electric vehicle.
Instead of having to go and fill up at a petrol station, an electric vehicle can be recharged at home overnight. Also, their motors have less moving parts than other vehicles, which reduces the risk of unforeseen maintenance.
You can recharge your Nissan LEAF at home or at a public charging point.
To charge your Nissan LEAF at home, all you have to do is plug your electric vehicle into a 220V socket using the cable provided for home-charging (EVSE) or the cable attached to your Wallbox for a faster charge (Type 2).
To charge your battery when you’re away from home, the Nissan LEAF has a socket for a CHAdeMO rapid charger.
DOES THE NISSAN LEAF USE REGENERATIVE BRAKING TO HELP RECHARGE THE BATTERY?
Yes. Each time you decelerate or brake, the electric engine plays the role of a generator to recover part of the energy that hasn’t been used to recharge the battery.
HOW DOES USING E-PEDAL CHARGE THE BATTERY?
When driving with e-Pedal you can speed up, slowdown and come to a complete stop in one smooth motion. Slowing down with the e-Pedal enhances regenerative braking, using the electric motor as a generator to recharge the battery as you drive.
WHAT KIND OF GRANTS CAN YOU GET WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN ELECTRIC CAR?
The UK Government offers an incentive for buyers of Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles. The scheme favours buyers of 100% electric vehicles which means the 100% electric LEAF qualifies for the maximum amount**.
DO I HAVE TO PAY THE LONDON CONGESTION CHARGE?
Owners of a Nissan LEAF do not need to pay the London Congestion Charge. To benefit from the discount, LEAF owners must register a customer account with TFL and set-up Auto Pay (£10 per vehicle per year)**.
IS THE NISSAN LEAF EQUIPPED WITH CRUISE CONTROL?
Yes, all versions of the LEAF are equipped with cruise control.
*You should not rely solely on driver convenience features. Some features may not work in all conditions and circumstances. Speed and other limitations apply. For terms and conditions relating to Nissan technologies, please click here.
**Rebates and Incentives: Government applied Plug-in Car Grant (referred to as ‘Government Incentive’) of 35% up to a maximum of £3,500 can be applied to LEAF sales. The amount of the grant will be automatically deducted from the price of the car at the time of purchase. London Congestion Charge, to benefit from the discount, LEAF owners must register a customer account with TFL and set-up Auto Pay (£10 per vehicle per year).
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