Certain models of the 2016 Nissan Leaf will get up to 110 miles of all-electric range.
Rumors of the Nissan Leaf getting an increased range have been circulating for quite some time now, but one Nissan dealership has more or less confirmed the changes. Andy Mohr Avon Nissan also confirmed that the 2016 model is the end of the first-generation Leaf, but it will also be the first time the model is offered with two different batteries.
The standard Leaf will come with the same battery as the 2015 model, giving it an EPA-estimated driving range of 84 miles while higher trim levels will get a battery with as much as 25-percent increased capacity, delivering a range as high as 110 miles, says the dealership on its website.
It’s unclear whether the Japanese automaker intends to offer new trim levels for the 2016 Nissan Leaf lineup, or if the SV and SL models will be the ones benefiting from the larger battery. The dealership also didn’t announce pricing or availability yet and it’ll be interesting to see if Nissan charges significantly more for the larger battery pack in a segment that is becoming more competitive. The second-generation Nissan Leaf is expected to arrive within the next couple of years as a 2017 or 2018 model.
[Source: Andy Mohr Avon Nissan]
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