But the automaker is pitching the second generation, unveiled today, as all that and much more.
Nissan asserts the new Leaf's 40 kWh battery will give 150 miles of range under EPA testing and 400km (248.5 miles) under the Japanese JC08 cycle.
The vehicle maker has been quiet about some of the most important features of the new Leaf, including its expected range and its price. The extended range is said to be thanks to the improvements in design, as well as a new battery. A premium edition will also follow.
The new model is a huge jump forward with electric range boosted by more than 50 per cent to 235-miles. "The value equation for the new Leaf is even stronger than ever before - beginning with a starting (price) under $30,000". The new design has made the vehicle more aerodynamic, which in return improves the stability of the auto. But he did not specify a testing cycle. Given that most of us charge at home most of the time-but do occasionally take road trips-this may actually be more important than batteryrange.
Nissan's saving grace against the range difference may end up being the price tag. In the meantime, you can save $30,000 for the initial premium of the vehicle, plus roughly $7,000 in federal tax that you'll need to pay if you want it next year. The refresh fixes that, adding a low, sleek profile and a sleek silhouette.
The new Leaf is a neat little vehicle that seems ideal for a daily commute that isn't punishingly long. To date, Nissan has sold 280,000 Leafs and, since 2012, 80,000 units of sister model Zoe developed with Renault SA.
While it doesn't look like it from where we sit in the Antipodes, Nissan has a proper hit on its hands with the all-electric hatchback, the Leaf. Signalling that the new Leaf is so much more than just EV project for display but something that will lead their global charge.
It's all good stuff, but there's nothing here that matches the promises (and accompanying headlines) of the Bolt and Model 3. The Chevy Bolt from General Motors Co. And Volkswagen, Honda, Ford and Toyota are among the many others working on their own electric cars. "The entire world is shifting toward an era of EVs".
The new Nissan Leaf brings with it a whole new design, which will come as no surprise to most. The Leaf will be the first Nissan in the U.S.to feature the company's ProPilotautonomous driving tech.
Dollar falls on concern about North Korea, Fed rate outlook
You are looking at another possible hit to our economy", said Karl Haeling, vice president at Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg in NY . The euro (EUR=) edged up 0.17 percent to $1.1915, while Sterling (GBP=) was last trading at $1.3029, up 0.76 percent.
Another feature that is noteworthy is the innovative smart one-pedal driving technology. But Nissan is adding a new push-button self-parking function.
Unfortunately, ProPilot Park won't be available in the first model year of the new-gen Leaf, but it'll be on offer after that.
Another driver aid is Nissan's e-Pedal which allows for one-pedal driving. According to Nissan, this is a single pedal that allows the driver to accelerate and brake "seamlessly". Push down, it speeds the auto ahead. Most electric cars, including the outgoing Leaf, have regenerative braking, where the energy that is usually lost when you lift off the accelerator is instead used to put some charge back into the battery, with the side effect that the vehicle slows noticeably. Nissan says it can cover 90 percent of a driver's needs, relieving drivers of the stress of shifting back and forth from the brake and accelerator.
Essentially, e-Pedal technology is Nissan putting all the power in your right foot. This is an extension of the ProPILOT system which is Nissan's single-lane autonomous driving cruise control. It will be able to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge, Mr. Saikawa said.
The all-new model improves on just about everything from the outgoing Leaf, though the smooth, egg-like styling did slowly grow on me.
Nissan design executives admitted several years ago that the first-generation electric car's lines were polarizing, and that perhaps the next generation might not be quite as extreme.
But the Leaf faces a crowding field of rivals. The vehicle will be sold in 60 markets worldwide. It gets 238 miles on a full charge, makes 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 93 mph. But they are optioned as pricey upgrades.
When the Leaf with Australia is yet to be confirmed, but expect it to arrive late 2018.
UCF announced Tuesday that the home game against the Tigers will be played on Friday at Spectrum Stadium, starting at 6:30 p.m. Florida State held Alabama to two, and one came after a kickoff was fumbled by FSU at its own 11-yard line.
The first three matches alone of this year's season drew 185.7 million viewers, roughly 15 percent more than last year. But its bid was bested by Star India , which made a combined $2.5 billion bid for worldwide digital and TV rights.
Querrey defeated Anderson in the fourth round at Wimbledon but Anderson gained revenge at the Montreal Masters last month. The 31-year-old Anderson, seeded 28th, will face Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta for a spot in Sunday's final.
On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the program would be rescinded and no new applications would be accepted. Kemau, now a scientist who lives in Warner Robbins, waited for more than 15 years to become a US citizen.
All passengers and crew exited from the doors by normal step ladder and there were no injuries to passengers or crew, they said. The airline said: "Since the incident happened outside runway, no other operations were interrupted".
Now the only way to avoid having a carry-on bag taken away will be to pay the priority boarding fee of £5 per person per flight. It can be added after booking (for €/£6) up to one hour before the scheduled flight departure time, via the Ryanair app.
Eventually, with enough persistence, the USA found its breakthrough via Wood and escaped San Pedro Sula with the draw. The rest of his teammates must be better than they were over the last five days, that's for sure.
The index on Tuesday fell 0.5%, hurt by geopolitical worries and a jump in the pound to a three-week high above $1.30. In the stock market today , Goldman Sachs (GS) and JPMorgan (JPM) also lagged in the Dow with losses of around 3%.
Madonna previously shared that her " Loved " movie project is a film which will tackle great and important topics in the society. According to Us Weekly , it will be her fourth directorial project following the 2013 short film " Secret Project Revolution ".
Statement from Chancellor McRaven on DACA
Wichita State President John Bardo today issued a statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA . The university claims that illegal immigrant students have succeeded both academically and as "good citizens".
Red Sox caught stealing Yankees' signs
With multiple pieces of evidence in their possession, the league went directly to the Red Sox to present the case. The Red Sox took two of three during the series in question and lead the AL East by 2 ½ games over NY .
Hurricane Irma charges through the Caribbean
Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico ahead of "potentially catastrophic" Hurricane Irma , slated to slam the state in the coming days. Hurricane-force winds extended outwards up to 50 miles from the storm's centre and tropical storm-force winds up to 175 miles.
The latest on the Eagle Creek Fire
Level 1 evacuation notices are in place for Bonneville Dam, Warrendale and Dodson, Multnomah County sheriff's spokesman Lt. On Tuesday, authorities issued a Level 1 evacuation order for people living in east Troudale.
VOLS beat GT in Double OT
ISU had both listed as potential starters on its official depth chart and both had time with ISU's offensive starters on Tuesday. Even though the Yellow Jackets finished last in the ACC in passing yards per game in 2016, they ranked first in yards per pass.
UP police arrest key accused doctor in Gorakhpur tragedy
Earlier today, additional sessions judge Shivanand Singh issued a non-bailable warrant against seven of nine people named in FIR. Sources in the police, however, said that Khan was arrested from the house of his relative in the state capital on Friday night.
Mom pulls gun during a Walmart 'back to school' scuffle
While there, the unnamed 32- and 46-year-old pair came across another woman, 20, shopping with her 51-year-old mother. In the video, we see the 20 year-old woman kneeling on the floor while two other women seem to pull her hair.
Rudy, 4 other ministers resign ahead of reshuffle
He said on Thursday that he will not be occupying the Defence Minister post for long, hinting at the imminent reshuffle. In the last elections in 2012 when Modi was the State's Chief Minister, the BJP had won 116 seats.
Versatile Midfielder Signs Manchester United Deal
The Portuguese manager rates the Brazilian highly and is confident that he has a future with the Old Trafford club. The midfielder has signed a one-year extension on his contract at Old Trafford and can be recalled in January.
Trailer Arrives For The Magic School Bus Rides Again
The Hamilton phenom and multi-Tony victor Miranda is the voice of the classic theme song for The Magic School Bus Rides Again . The show is a rethinking of The Magic School Bus , which aired for four seasons in the '90s and showed kids exploring science.