Nissan Leaf 2025 Sets New Standard in EV Technology

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Nissan Leaf 2025 Sets New Standard in EV Technology
Nissan Leaf 2025 (Nissan)

Nissan has shared the pricing details for the 2025 Leaf, their long-established electric car. As it nears the end of its production cycle, the Leaf faces competition from newer models that offer more advanced features. However, it remains a leader in one important aspect: affordability. Starting at $28,140, the Leaf is the least expensive electric vehicle (EV) available in the United States.

What does this price get you? The base model, called the S trim, comes with a 40 kWh battery that allows for a range of about 149 miles according to EPA estimates. While this range isn’t as long as some other EVs, such as the now-discontinued Chevrolet Bolt EV which offered 259 miles, it is comparable to more costly options like the smaller Fiat 500e.

The Leaf S isn’t built for high performance. It features a 147 horsepower electric engine and 236 lb-ft of torque. For those with shorter daily drives, the 149-mile range might be sufficient. However, drivers needing more mileage might prefer the Leaf SV Plus. This model uses a larger 60 kWh battery providing up to 212 miles per charge. Yet, it comes with a higher price tag of $36,190, placing it close to newer EV competitors.

Both versions of the Leaf come well-equipped with safety features like Nissan’s Safety Shield 360, which includes lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking. The SV trim adds ProPilot Assist for enhanced driving assistance and surround-view monitors for better visibility.

Inside, the Leaf includes an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SV Plus enhances the experience with navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, LED headlights, and larger 17-inch wheels. Despite these features, the Leaf remains focused on delivering good value for money, especially with its affordable base model.

Nissan Leaf 2025 Sets New Standard in EV Technology
Nissan Leaf 2025 (Nissan)

Looking ahead, the future of the Leaf beyond model year 2025 is uncertain. Nissan may shift to a crossover design for its next generation, potentially starting production as early as March 2025. However, this plan has not yet been confirmed by the automaker.

While $28,140 is a reasonable starting price for an electric vehicle, it remains beyond the reach of many Americans. For EVs to become more widely adopted, prices need to drop closer to $20,000. Although affordable options like the Dacia Spring exist in Europe, similar models have yet to debut in the United States. Jeep has hinted at releasing a $25,000 EV in the near future, indicating a potential shift towards more accessible electric vehicles.

It’s important to note that the prices mentioned for the 2025 Leaf do not include Nissan’s $1,140 destination charge. As Nissan continues to evolve its electric vehicle offerings, the Leaf remains a benchmark for affordability in the EV market.


By Preksha Sharma

being me means you've got to love cars, coffee and gilmore girls. sorry i don't make the rules.

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