2018 Nissan Leaf gets WLTP ratings

2018 Nissan Leaf gets WLTP ratings
2018 Nissan Leaf backing up

Nissan Austria just released the WLTP range and efficiency figures for the new 2018 Nissan Leaf.

 

We can see the WLTP range and efficiency ratings in the image below.

 

2018 Nissan Leaf specs by Nissan Austria

 

From now on, we should simply ignore the NEDC ratings. For a better understanding of the WLTP figures, I made the table below.

 

Version

Visia and Acenta (16 inch wheels)

N-Connecta and Tekna (17 inch wheels)

WLTP city range

415 km (257 miles)

389 km (242 miles)

WLTP combined range

285 km (177 miles)

270 km (168 miles)

WLTP combined efficiency

19,4 kWh/100 km

20,6 kWh/100 km

 

Notice that WLTP efficiency figures measure plug-to-wheels consumption, this means that the onboard charger efficiency matters. Nonetheless, as the reader Rodrigo Melo noticed, the combined efficiency and range figures don’t add up. Or the combined range figure is wrong, or it’s the efficiency.

Anyway, it’s obvious that if you care about range and efficiency, the versions with 16 inch wheels are the ones to choose. Furthermore, when it’s time to replace tires, they’re also cheaper.

It’s a shame that the 16 inch wheels aren’t available in every version.

 

Another interesting thing it’s the official 0-100 km/h time: 7,9 seconds. Keeping it below 8 seconds is nice to lure customers from premium automakers like BMW.

 

Thanks Johannes for the heads up.

 

 

More info:

https://www.infohub.at/carmanager/uploads/pdf/2018-01-09-VM-MK-P3-NEUER_LEAF_Preisliste_08012018.pdf

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Rafael

No entiendo el por que la velocidad punta esta limitada a ¡¡¡¡¡144km/h!!!!! Eso no es propio en un coche de 150cv, no es algo para preocuparse pero en un adelantamiento de emergencia a alta velocidad esta claro que el coche te dejara tirado en este aspecto. Otro dato que me extraña es el par anunciado yo creia que el par era el mismo en toda la banda de rpm del motor electrico pero es hasta los 3283 rpm y hasta las 9795 en cuanto se queda el par?. Me extraña que no den la cifra cuando deberian hacerlo.

Tanel

That is interesting, thank you for posting. One funny thing I have noticed is how much the 0-100 km/h time is very different on each site. I think I have seen “official” numbers ranging from 7.2-8.6 sec. For example the Czech Nissan homepage says 8.6: https://www.nissan-cdn.net/content/dam/Nissan/cz/brochures/Pricelists/NEW_LEAF_CZ.pdf While the Estonian and Finnish Nissan homepages do not give a number and say “Waiting for homologation”. So is this 7.9 the homologated number? 🙂 Not that it would be so important of course… The mistake here seems to be indeed in the driving range of WLTP. But the most interesting number here I… Read more »

Yes, it’s strange that Nissan gives a lot of different figures depending on the country. The 0-100 km/h figure is also influenced by the wheel size. “Car and Driver ran an interesting test a few years ago to show just how much difference wheel sizes can make to acceleration using a VW Golf. The car was tested with varying wheel sizes, with the 0-60mph times ranging from 7.6 seconds for the smallest wheel size (15-inch) and 7.9 seconds for the 19-inch option. That lag in time was emphasised with the 0-100mph times as well, with the large-wheeled car taking over… Read more »

carlosbcn

The max speed is similar to other EV with same power; bmw i3 is 150km/h , chevy bolt is 145km/h.So in this aspect is Ok. In Spain the no legal max speed is 120km/h so for me 144km/h is more than enough.

Kel

This also explains why Japanese numbers are so high – the national average driving speed is 80km/h (100km/h on interstates, but 40km/h or 80km/h in towns, cities and non-interstate roads, which is most of them). Basically, the ranges per country depends greatly on the national speed limits and the ratio of highway to local driving.

Alnair

Regarding the combined efficiency vs combined range they didn’t sum up because charging efficiency.
We know the car has a 40 KWh battery. With a range of 285 km this means an battery to wheel efficiency of 14 KWh / 100 km. The rest up to 19,4 KWh/ 100 km must be charging inefficiency that is a 73% of efficiency. I guess the charge the car at a very low power.

Yes, that kind of bad efficiency is only possible at 110 V (level 1 in the USA):

“I get about 88% efficiency with 3.8 kW charging; it would be somewhat higher with 6.6 kW charging. Level 1 — 1.4 kw — charging has been measured by others at about 75% efficient.”

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=20349&sid=97a307200dc663305f48633c428ba5fe&start=10#p433556

In Europe, with 230 V the onboard charger efficiency is around 90 %.

Mg

It is likely that battery has slightly different actual usable capacity. It can be both higher or lower than stated 40kwh.

Fancy a Bev Mate?

I was curious to know if there was any difference in range on my YouTube channel (I’m hosting the vlog over 200,000 miles and over 5 years) https://youtu.be/XNaq-Q8rV1k between the two sizes and I’m right! 😉

David Bricknell

Assume most manufacturers quote WLTP City range only and not the combined. Do you have city and combined ranges for all EVs?