More photos of the second generation Nissan Leaf

Camouflaged second generation Nissan Leaf

The user I300 of the German forum just posted more photos of the new generation Nissan Leaf. In these photos we can see that Nissan will not adopt CCS for DC fast charging, which is a shame, however it isn’t yet known which standard will be used to supply electric power for the internal charger.

While type 2 charging standard supports 3-phase, the primitive type 1 only supports 1-phase charging. So let’s hope that the AC socket is type 2…


Camouflaged second generation Nissan Leaf


The new less rounded rear seems to give a better boot space when compared to the old Nissan Leaf.


Camouflaged second generation Nissan Leaf


The camouflaged Leaf was surrounded by two BMW i3, it was a missed opportunity to have a new and old generation Leaf side by side…


Camouflaged second generation Nissan Leaf


Not much can be seen in the interior, nevertheless the steering wheel appears to be the same that we can see in the autonomous Nissan Leaf featured in Fully Charged.



To me the new Nissan Leaf looks very similar to the Nissan Pulsar, which has a design I like. What do you think?


Thanks Adrian for the heads up.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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4 years ago

Thumbs up for you Pedro!

I’ts pretty clear from the first picture that the receptable next to CHAdeMO is a Type 1.

4 years ago

Thats much to big for a Typ1 port, from the pictures its same dimesion like the CHAdeMO. Its cleary a Typ2 under this port!

Jonas Jovial
4 years ago

I just hope that it maintains a good efficiency when charging from a single fase and at 16A

4 years ago

Why is it a “shame” that Nissan retains the world leader CHAdeMO port?

1) Over 14,000 CHAdeMO stations worldwide

2) Outnumbers regional player CCS in both US and EU by a large margin

3) Has exactly the same performance specifications as CCS (as of 27 March 2017, up to 400 amps!)

Type 1 is also a worldwide format, and not regional like Type 2.

Nissan LEAF is a world car, not a regional niche player.

4 years ago

Pity Nissan doesn’t see the writing on the wall and ditch CHAdeMO, at least outside of Japan. The standard is pretty much doomed anyway given the terrible manufacturer support it now has – with only Nissan left, and only other Japanese makers likely to follow suit (and then probably only on cars sold in Japan).

Beefed-up type 2 a la Tesla would have been the best way to go, but given that there’s no proper standard for this CCS would be second best, even if the port is as pointlessly clunky as CHAdeMOs – at least that one big port allows use of type 2 without having to add a separate port…

The design is a step in the right direction, but that said I personally find it quite boring. Boring is better than ugly (I say this as a LEAF owner!) but I had hoped they’d be closer than this to the IDS concept… even if I never really believed they would be.

Nissan is just a bit like that, I guess. Boring and sensible. Toyota of course is even more so, but I just don’t understand why they are like this! The GT86 proves Toyota can make a car with soul and fun at the very core, and Mazda has the MX-5 which also offers a bit of a laugh. Nissan has only the GT-R, which is a mightily impressive technology demo but completely lacks the charm and indeed the fun you get from the cars I’ve just mentioned.

If the new LEAF doesn’t get at least 60 kWh and is competitive with the Bolt, despite coming to market nearly a full year later, I will lose what littlefaith I still have in their interest and/or ability to make a leading EV. It is a pity, because despite my opinion that the LEAF is a bit too boring, it is certainly a plleasant car to live with in many ways. It’s incredibly easy and relaxing to drive, it’s comfy and reasonably roomy, and it has good roadholding even if it doesn’t inspire you to explore that. In short, for a lot of people it’s probably just the ticket. But it needs to remain competitive, and in my view it hasn’t been for two years now.