John Voelcker from the Green Car Reports, contacted Paige Presley from the communications group at Nissan North America and got new information about the Nissan Leaf.
Paige Presley wrote:
“We have made a running change to the 2016 Leaf S model to equip it with 30-kwh battery packs as standard equipment, offering best-in-class range across all trim levels for Leaf.”
“Additionally, all 2016 Leaf S vehicles equipped with the 30-kwh battery pack will also come with the Quick Charge Package as a standard feature.”
“The base price of the 2016 Leaf S with the 30 kWh battery and Quick Charge Package is $32,450 before any federal, state or regional incentives are applied.”
“Should a customer desire a 2016 Leaf S with a 24-kwh battery, they can visit [the Nissan USA website] to locate a vehicle or find a dealership that will assist.”
This information isn’t surprising since Nissan Leaf’s lowest trim has the 30 kWh battery in Portugal and Spain since last July.
John Voelcker added that “the updated 30-kwh 2016 Nissan Leaf S cars started to reach dealerships late last month.”
With the 24 kWh battery out of production, the upcoming facelifted 2017 Nissan Leaf with a 30 kWh battery in the lowest trim and 41 kWh for the highest is set to be unveiled next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV surprised us with its range and efficiency. Can the facelifted 2017 Nissan Leaf surprise us in some way? We already know the range will be lower but it can have better efficiency, higher charging rate and of course a much lower price tag.