Nissan have announced that the upcoming 2016 Leaf will get a range of 155 miles on a single charge, a 27% percent increase.
The increased range is due to a new 30 kWh battery which only ups the weight by 21kg. The new battery will come standard in the Acenta and Tekna models. The base Visia Leaf will still come with the current (sorry) 24 kWh battery.
Despite a bigger capacity battery, charging the Leaf can still happen at home, at public chargers or from a growing network of rapid chargers.
New NissanConnect EV infotainment is being introduced with the new Leaf. NissanConnect EV allows you to check charge level and even put the heater on before you get in the Leaf on a cold day or cool the interior all without using battery power.
NissanConnect EV will come with Acenta and Tekna models. The interior will get a capacitive 7-inch touchscreen.
The new Leaf’s exterior comes with tiny changes including a Bronze paint colour and a roof-mounted aerial.
Prices for the 30kWh battery start from £24,490 for the Acenta model.