Nissan is once again transforming the performance, practicality and perception of EVs with the introduction of the LEAF 30 kWh - an updated Nissan LEAF that gives drivers 155 miles of motoring range, beating all of its competitors in the segment. If you haven't been converted to the electric side of driving yet this will certainly help!

This remarkable achievement - one that opens up a new world of opportunity for drivers - is made possible thanks to the introduction of a new 30kWh battery. The new battery is the highlight of an update package that will see the 2016 MY LEAF 30 kWh reinforce its position as the most capable and practical electric vehicle in the world, and with the best value. The longer range significantly broadens the LEAF's appeal.

Ian Davison, Sales Manager at Shelbourne Motors Nissan commented "An extended mile range of 155 miles means that the Nissan LEAF gives drivers even more reason to change to the electric side of driving and save money on running costs. With being the best selling electric vehicle in the world and now with the range increase we expect to see a great increase in demand."

New battery, new technology, same simple usability

The LEAF's new 30kWh battery delivers a longer range with no compromise on internal packaging. Available on Acenta and Tekna trim grades, it has exactly the same exterior dimensions as existing 24kWh unit and only a modest 21 kg increase in weight. The result? A car that goes significantly further while offering the same practicality and usability as previous versions.

Recharging the LEAF's new 30kWh battery is as easy and stress-free as it is with the current 24kWh unit. Just as with the current LEAF, customers will be able to recharge from their homes, from public chargers, or from the network of rapid chargers (3 phase, 400V) expanding across European - the best EV network available.

New IT technology gives owners even greater control

One of the LEAF's most celebrated and useful features is its ability to interact with and be controlled remotely by its owner via NissanConnect EV. From being able to check charge status to pre-heating the cabin on cold winter days, owners across the world have used this advanced smartphone-enabled telematics facility to make life even easier. NissanConnect EV not only brings greater comfort but also improves driving range, thanks to the ability to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin without using battery energy.

The LEAF 30 kWh introduces a significant update to this unique technology with a new NissanConnect EV system that replaces the previous Carwings setup. It retains all the acclaimed elements of the original system, but adds new features, a much-simplified activation process and a new design.

One of the many advances of the new NissanConnect EV system is the new charging map that is capable of showing which charging points are available and which are being used. Designed to offer seamless integration with the new-generation NissanConnect EV infotainment system, it also features a completely revised navigation system, maintenance alerts and a car-finder facility.

LEAF 30 kWh - the world's favourite EV made even better

All Acenta and Tekna 2016MY LEAF models are equipped with the latest evolution of the brand's acclaimed NissanConnect EV infotainment system. Featuring a new interface and digital radio receiver, it also offers a capacitive 7-inch touchscreen that allows owners to zoom in and out of maps and flick between menus just by moving their fingers on the screen.

The LEAF 30 kWh also introduces a number of subtle exterior design changes - including a new roof-mounted aerial along with the availability of a new colour - Bronze.

Full pricing

Sales of the model year 2016 Nissan LEAF 30kW will begin in the UK in December 2015. Priced from £24,490 for the Acenta trim, the LEAF 30kW is available for just £1,600 more than the equivalent LEAF with a 24kW battery.

Grade

Options

Battery

OTR with PiCG**

Acenta

MY16 - 30kWh

£24,490

Acenta

Solar cell

MY16 - 30kWh

£24,790

Acenta

6kW charger

MY16 - 30kWh

£25,640

Acenta

6kW charger + Solar Cell

MY16 - 30kWh

£25,940

Tekna

MY16 - 30kWh

£26,490

Tekna

Solar cell

MY16 - 30kWh

£26,790

Tekna

6kW charger

MY16 - 30kWh

£27,640

Tekna

6kW charger +Solar cell

MY16 - 30kWh

£27,940

Visia

MY16 - 24kWh

£20,790

Visia

6kW charger

MY16 - 24kWh

£21,940

Acenta

MY16 - 24kWh

£22,890

Acenta

Solar cell

MY16 - 24kWh

£23,190

Acenta

6kW charger

MY16 - 24kWh

£24,040

Acenta

6kW charger + Solar Cell

MY16 - 24kWh

£24,340

Tekna

MY16 - 24kWh

£24,890

Tekna

Solar cell

MY16 - 24kWh

£25,190

Tekna

6kW charger

MY16 - 24kWh

£26,040

Tekna

6kW charger +Solar cell

MY16 - 24kWh

£26,340

*NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) target 155 miles - to be confirmed by homologation
**On the road price (OTR) includes VAT, includes First reg fee of £55. Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) incentive for LEAF is 35% up to a maximum of £5,000