The Negative

The motor clean to dispense the power pedal, noise is virtually non-existent at slow speeds. And at high motorway speeds the wind and noise remain discreet. High motorway speeds? Yes, the leaf is officially 140 km/h, we have brought s to over 150… How far will you really? A value that can be reached is 160 kilometers when everything fits. The range of an electric car is but more than those of a conventional vehicle of many circumstances depending on: road course (climbs), temperature (air conditioning!), speed (Highway) and of course the driving. Meet many of the negative factors, can decrease the range to 70 kilometers. Aims of Nissan therefore educate the leaf driver to the Knausern.

So you can ride in eco mode, in which the car loses his temper and seems as if it would follow a caravan. In return, the range in the approximately 10 percent increases. There’s a small display, where trees grow, as long as you dutifully drive. And last but not least you will can put his consumption statistics in the leaf community online and take part in competitions. So, bottom line: values between 100 and 160 kilometres are completely realistic and feasible without restrictions.

The rather soft-tuned chassis that fits well with the soft seats is conducive to the comfort. Yes it’s harmonious, sliding drive Anyway the determination of leaf, although… How secure is the leaf? The known risks of lithium ion batteries should be with the new laminator method in the handle. The battery pack itself protects Nissan with an own crash structure on the underbody (which makes the car more rigid and benefit also the occupants). Crash sensors interrupt immediately all power lines in an accident. In addition, all current active and passive safety systems are standard on board: six airbags, ABS, ESP. And how secure is the leaf for pedestrians who do not hear him? You will hear him. At speeds up to 30 km/h the leaf through a speaker in the area of the bumper emits continuously a light whistling noise.