The Nissan Leaf has long led the charge of battery electric vehicles in Australia and is available here as a base-model hatchback Leaf and the longer range Leaf e+.

Powered by a 40kWh battery, the Nissan Leaf has a single 110kW/320Nm electric motor and delivers around 270km (WLTP) on a single charge.

The Nissan Leaf e+ features a larger 62kWh battery which delivers 160kW of power and 340Nm of torque in normal driving conditions. The Leaf e+ has a driving range of around 385km and starts from $60,490 (plus on-roads).

2021 Nissan Leaf – data table

Leaf Leaf e+
Price (MSRP) $49,990 $60,490
Format Single motor, front-wheel drive Single motor, front-wheel drive
Power 110kW 160kW
Torque 320Nm 340Nm
Battery size 40kWh 62kWh
Range (WLTP) 270km 385km
Energy use 17.1kWh/100km 18kWh/100km
Max charge speed 50kW DC 100kW DC
Plug type Type 2 AC / CHAdeMO DC Type 2 AC / CHAdeMO DC
Weight (tare) 1594kg 1736kg
Boot space 405L / 1176L 405L / 1176L

The Nissan Leaf and Leaf e+ come with a Type 2 charging cable and a wallbox can be arranged through your Nissan dealer.

Approximate charging times – 0-80 per cent

(up to 2.4kW)
(up to 7.7kW)
(up to 11kW)
(up to 50kW DC)
Nissan Leaf 40kWh 13h 20min 4h 09min 2h 55min 38min 19min
Nissan Leaf e+ 62kWh 20h 40min 6h 26min 4h 31min 1h 30min
Vani Naidoo

Vani is a journalist and infrastructure specialist with almost 20 years in the industry. Her love for cars started in her father’s petrol service stations in South Africa and she hasn’t been able to outrun it yet. She was a cricket and political journalist before turning her hand to motoring and has worked with a number of print and online outlets in Australia and in the UK. She also works in advising government on major infrastructure projects.

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