India-Bound Nissan Leaf EV is equipped with a 60 kWh battery pack offering 544 kilometers
The India bound fully electric powered Nissan Leaf compact hatchback is expected to receive a massive 544 kilometers of cruising range. The Nissan IDS concept which previews the next generation Leaf hatchback expected to launch in 2018 comes equipped with a 60 kWh battery pack which is capable to offer a cruising range around 544 kilometers.
Earlier the Nissan Leaf was offered with a 24 kWh battery pack, which delivered 200 kilometers of cruising range. Recently the Japanese automaker updated the powertrain of the car’s upper variant with more powerful 30 kWh battery pack, which offers 250 kilometers of cruising range. No wonder the 2018 Nissan Leaf will be much more interesting with such an enormous range, but the 60 kWh would be available in the top variant only.
Recently, when American electric auto manufacturer Tesla unveiled the Tesla Model 3, and confirmed that the sedan will be launched in the Indian market as well, it created a sensation. Days after the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 Nissan published an advertisement of the Leaf electric car mocking the Tesla Model 3’s long waiting period.
The Tesla Model 3 comes powered by a 60 kWh battery pack at the base variant, which can cruise up to 346 kilometers with a single charge, while the top variant of the Tesla Model 3 can cruise up to 450 kilometers with a 70 kWh battery pack.
The Tesla Model 3 gets a price tag of $35000, while the Nissan Leaf is available at a price tag of $29010, which makes it much cheaper option than the Tesla Model 3 in the electric car arena.
Although the Nissan Leaf comes with a higher price tag, but the auto manufacturer has an unique three year lease solution for the Leaf electric cars, through which presently the interested customers can avail the Leaf for Rs. 19200 to Rs. 24600 per month.