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New Lower Nissan Leaf Prices

Nissan Leaf Offers

We are pleased to announce new lower-priced deals for the Nissan Leaf (from 1 March 2017) – and with free fuel! The big news is that the deal includes the supply and installation of a free home charge point.

We are able to offer a brand new Nissan Leaf at very low rates allowing you to save on motoring expenses while driving away in an affordable brand new car. It’s a spacious car so ideal for a family. If you’re spending a lot on petrol, then you can pay for the car with what you save on fuel. You get to drive a new car for free!

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

We are offering the Nissan Leaf Acenta and Tekna (each in 24kWh and 30kWh versions) on 3 year PCP; this stands for Personal Contract Purchase and is currently the most popular way to buy a car because of its flexibility. You put down a low deposit, pay an affordable monthly fee (less than many people spend just on petrol), and drive away a new car with fuel included. At the end of the term you can choose to pay an optional lump sum and keep the car, or you can just give the car back and upgrade to the latest model.

It’s like a mobile phone contract, but with miles rather than minutes included.

The two versions have different sizes of battery and so have different ranges. Regarding this, Nissan says:

With an NEDC range of up to 124 miles (LEAF 24kWh) or up to 155 miles (LEAF 30kWh), it’s easily enough to cover most people’s needs.

We’d say this is optimistic and suggest that in typical use the standard 24kWh Leaf has a range of 60-90 miles, and the new 30kWh model has a range of 70-110 miles depending on ambient temperature and how you drive. Anyway, the 30kWh version clearly has a significant improvement in range and we would recommend it to most customers.

The Acenta is the mid-range model of the Leaf, the Tekna is the top-end model.

Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)
Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)

These are the current Leaf monthly prices (from 1 March):

Annual MileageAcenta 24kWhAcenta 30kWhTekna 24kWhTekna 30kWhFuel Included Mileage
5,000£209£22110,000
8,000£218£23310,000
10,000£238£25310,000
15,000£253£27010,000

The other terms are as follows:

  • You pay a deposit of £999 when you order.
  • Fuel included: you get 10,000 miles of free electricity over the term (this is at the Economy 7 rate though you are not required to switch to Economy 7).
  • You get free road tax and congestion charge exemption.
  • Nissan will arrange installation of a free home charge point.
  • You get free telephone and email support.
  • The standard colour is Solid Red (metallic paint adds about £17 per month – contact us for details).
  • The prices include the battery.
  • If you were to go over the agreed mileage you would pay excess mileage of about 10p/mile.

Full details of what’s included are on the Fuel Included offer page.

Nissan Leaf Spec

The Acenta version of the Leaf has a high specification, including:

  • Audio centre (CD, Bluetooth, iPod, USB) with 4 speakers and steering wheel controls
  • Electric windows and mirrors
  • Auto air conditioning
  • Home charging cable and rapid charging socket
  • Halogen headlamps, fog lamps, Thatcham alarm, immobiliser, daytime running lights
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 16″ alloy wheels
  • Privacy glass
  • Nissan Carwings telematics system with 7″ colour screen and 6 speakers
  • Cruise control/speed limiter
  • Auto wipers and lights

 

The Tekna version adds the following:

  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated door mirrors
  • BOSE audio system with 7 speakers
  • 360 degree Around View Monitor
  • Black leather interior
  • LED headlights with ‘follow me home’ function
  • 17″ alloy wheels
  • Privacy glass

 

For more information download the latest Nissan LEAF Brochure.

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Coverage: We have bases and suppliers in Milton Keynes, St Albans, Northampton, Bedford and Leicester allowing us to supply all around the Midlands (including London, Luton, Oxford, Rugby, Kettering, Coventry, Nottingham and Birmingham). However we can deliver via Nissan Retail Group dealerships all around the country – just contact us for details.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – January 2017 (Image: InsideEVs)

Europe: 31% More Plug-Ins Sold In January 2017 – Renault ZOE In Charge

Europe began 2017 with solid growth of plug-in electric car sales, up 31% year-over-year according to the EV Sales Blog report. In total, roughly 19,000 units were sold, which is not only the best January ever, but also one of the better months ever.

Renault ZOE took an early lead with 2,602 sales (up 80 percent) after securing 1st place in 2016.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – January 2017 (Image: InsideEVs)
Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – January 2017 (Image: InsideEVs)

In second place was the BMW i3 (1,818), which gives us one way to compare sales of different battery sizes. Renault is seeing better sales of the new 41-kWh ZOE, while i3 continues to sell the 33-kWh i3. Obviously, these cars are quite different, but with EVs, range does matter. And, if BEV sales are so tightly connected to battery pack capacity/range and price, we are eager to see the Opel Ampera-e later this year.

Nissan LEAF keeps seeing strong sales in Europe, taking 3rd place in January with 1,386 sales (up 29%). This EV’s battery increase – from 24 kWh to 30 kWh – wasn’t all that dramatic, and the Japanese manufacturer needs to do more soon. The top three BEVs sold in Europe totaled 5,806 units, which was 30.5 percent of all plug-in car sales. Tesla sold some 819 Model S (#7) and 586 Model X (#11) EVs.

Read more: Inside EVs

Nissan LEAF hails new opportunity for The Taxi Centre

THE Taxi Centre – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of cars to the taxi industry – has taken delivery of its first batch of 100 percent electric Nissan LEAFs as it predicts a major surge in demand for the market-leading model during 2017.

The Glasgow-based company – part of Vertu Motors plc – has taken an initial batch of 15 LEAFs but forecasts making more than 100 sales in the next 12 months and more than 300 the year after.

Allan McGinness, General Manager at The Taxi Centre, said:

“The LEAF has a proven track record in service with taxi operators large and small across the UK and can really help them achieve massive savings.

“We’ve been waiting for the right electric vehicle for the taxi industry and we’re convinced the LEAF is that vehicle.”

There are currently more than 200 Nissan EV taxis in operation across Britain, with dozens more on order and many taxi companies and local authorities taking steps to replace diesel and petrol equivalents with cleaner and cheaper EV alternatives.

Last year it was revealed that more than three million UK taxi miles had been clocked up in all-electric Nissan taxis. Had the same distance – equivalent to six journeys to the moon and back or 120 times around the world – been covered in the diesel vehicles the Nissan EVs replaced, it would have cost an estimated £350,000 in fuel.

However, with average running costs of just two pence per mile, covering three million miles in the LEAF would have cost around £60,000 – a massive saving of £290,000.

With zero tailpipe emissions, the model would also contribute to improving air quality in the towns and cities in which they operate.

Source: Nissan Insider

The Ioniq will first be available as a hybrid and EV, with a PHEV coming later

My IONIQ Test Drive

Together with my wife I set off to our local Hyundai dealer in Hendon for a test drive of the all-electric IONIQ Premium.

We are currently Leaf drivers and thinking of upgrading to the 30 kWh version. However, given the very positive range reports being given for the IONIQ, it made sense to try it as a possible alternative.

The Ioniq will first be available as a hybrid and EV, with a PHEV coming later
The IONIQ electric car

It was a booked test drive so we were disappointed to be kept waiting an extra 30 minutes, but eventually we got to go on the road.

My wife had her turn first, and took a few minutes to run over the controls and get everything set up. Our host took us on a route through rather slow, congested roads, so there was little chance to swoop on the open road. However, my wife enjoyed adjusting the regenerative braking to different levels and feeling the effect, as well as switching between the ECO, NORMAL and SPORT modes of drive. What she didn’t like was the bar across the back window where the spoiler is placed. Apparently, this is a major contributor to a low drag coefficient, but because they add glass below the spoiler, it does look a bit odd from the inside. I didn’t mind it myself.

After a few miles we swapped over and I enjoyed the feel of the sporty steering wheel. The layout of the controls was good and intuitive; I certainly preferred the steering wheel paddles for adjusting the regenerative levels, against the rather tiresome central lever in the Leaf. Eventually we came to a spot of more open road, and I was pleased at the sporty feel of the car to the throttle, even with 3 adults inside. As ever, the instantaneous response of an electric drive was satisfying (petrol automatics always have an annoying lag). We also saw some of the advanced driver support features such as accidental lane change warnings and car follow.

And of course, it has all the usual features of satnav, timers to pre-heat the car in the morning, and a good stereo. Unusually it doesn’t have an app to allow you to trigger pre-heat from your phone.

At the end of it our conclusions were:

  • Pros: sporty feel, apparently excellent range, nice roomy hatchback, advanced driver support features.
  • Cons: a slightly ordinary look externally, split glass on the back window, no app available for remote pre-heat.

So, a very impressive car. Left to me we would get the IONIQ, but my wife is a big Leaf fan. Watch this space. I’ll let you know what we choose eventually.

Nissan Leaf

New Nissan Leaf fuel included October 2016

Nissan Leaf Offers

We are pleased to announce our latest deals for the Nissan Leaf (from 1 October 2016) – and with free fuel! The big news is that the deal includes the supply and installation of a free home charge point by POD Point.

We are able to offer a brand new Nissan Leaf at very low rates allowing you to save on motoring expenses while driving away in an affordable brand new car. It’s a spacious car so ideal for a family. If you’re spending a lot on petrol, then you can pay for the car with what you save on fuel. You get to drive a new car for free!

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

We are offering the Nissan Leaf Acenta and Tekna (each in 24kWh and 30kWh versions) on 3 year PCP; this stands for Personal Contract Purchase and is currently the most popular way to buy a car because of its flexibility. You put down a low deposit, pay an affordable monthly fee (less than many people spend just on petrol), and drive away a new car with fuel included. At the end of the term you can choose to pay an optional lump sum and keep the car, or you can just give the car back and upgrade to the latest model.

It’s like a mobile phone contract, but with miles rather than minutes included.

The two versions have different sizes of battery and so have different ranges. Regarding this, Nissan says:

With an NEDC range of up to 124 miles (LEAF 24kWh) or up to 155 miles (LEAF 30kWh), it’s easily enough to cover most people’s needs.

We’d say this is optimistic and suggest that in typical use the standard 24kWh Leaf has a range of 60-90 miles, and the new 30kWh model has a range of 70-110 miles depending on ambient temperature and how you drive. Anyway, the 30kWh version clearly has a significant improvement in range and we would recommend it to most customers.

The Acenta is the mid-range model of the Leaf, the Tekna is the top-end model.

Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)
Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)

These are the current Leaf monthly prices (from 1 October):

Annual MileageAcenta 24kWhAcenta 30kWhTekna 24kWhTekna 30kWhFuel Included Mileage
3,000£277£283£313£334All
5,000£281£299.50£318£34010,000
6,000£284£307£321£34510,000
7,500£287£308£325£34910,000
9,000£291£314£330£35510,000
10,500£294£322£334£36010,000
12,000£298£326£336£36410,000
15,000£304£335£344£37410,000

The other terms are as follows:

  • You pay a deposit of £500 when you order.
  • Nissan make a deposit contribution of £5000.
  • Fuel included: you get 10,000 miles of free electricity over the term (this is at the Economy 7 rate though you are not required to switch to Economy 7)
  • You get free road tax and congestion charge exemption.
  • You get a free charge point.
  • You get free telephone and email support.
  • The standard colour is Flame Red (metallic paint adds about £17 per month – contact us for details)
  • The prices include the battery
  • If you were to go over the agreed mileage you would pay excess mileage

Full details of what’s included are on the Fuel Included offer page.

Contact Us

Nissan Leaf Spec

The Acenta version of the Leaf has a high specification, including:

  • Audio centre (CD, Bluetooth, iPod, USB) with 4 speakers and steering wheel controls
  • Electric windows and mirrors
  • Auto air conditioning
  • Home charging cable and rapid charging socket
  • Halogen headlamps, fog lamps, Thatcham alarm, immobiliser, daytime running lights
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 16″ alloy wheels
  • Privacy glass
  • Nissan Carwings telematics system with 7″ colour screen and 6 speakers
  • Cruise control/speed limiter
  • Auto wipers and lights

For more information download the latest Nissan LEAF Brochure.

Contact Us

Coverage: We have bases and suppliers in Milton Keynes, St Albans, Northampton, Bedford and Leicester allowing us to supply all around the Midlands (including London, Luton, Oxford, Rugby, Kettering, Coventry, Nottingham and Birmingham). However we can deliver via Nissan Retail Group dealerships all around the country – just contact us for details.

Nissan Leaf

New Nissan Leaf fuel included July 2016

Nissan Leaf Offers

We are pleased to announce our latest deals for the Nissan Leaf (from 1 July 2016) – and with free fuel! The big news is that the deal includes the supply and installation of a free home charge point by POD Point.

We are able to offer a brand new Nissan Leaf at very low rates allowing you to save on motoring expenses while driving away in an affordable brand new car. It’s a spacious car so ideal for a family. If you’re spending a lot on petrol, then you can pay for the car with what you save on fuel. You get to drive a new car for free!

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

We are offering the Nissan Leaf Acenta and Tekna (each in 24kWh and 30kWh versions) on 3 year PCP; this stands for Personal Contract Purchase and is currently the most popular way to buy a car because of its flexibility. You put down a low deposit, pay an affordable monthly fee (less than many people spend just on petrol), and drive away a new car with fuel included. At the end of the term you can choose to pay an optional lump sum and keep the car, or you can just give the car back and upgrade to the latest model.

It’s like a mobile phone contract, but with miles rather than minutes included.

The two versions have different sizes of battery and so have different ranges. Regarding this, Nissan says:

With an NEDC range of up to 124 miles (LEAF 24kWh) or up to 155 miles (LEAF 30kWh), it’s easily enough to cover most people’s needs.

We’d say this is optimistic and suggest that in typical use the standard 24kWh Leaf has a range of 60-90 miles, and the new 30kWh model has a range of 70-110 miles depending on ambient temperature and how you drive. Anyway, the 30kWh version clearly has a significant improvement in range and we would recommend it to most customers.

The Acenta is the mid-range model of the Leaf, the Tekna is the top-end model.

Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)
Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)

These are the current Leaf monthly prices (from 1 July):

Annual MileageAcenta 24kWhAcenta 30kWhTekna 24kWhTekna 30kWhFuel Included Mileage
3,000£252£283£285£317All
5,000£257£288£290£32310,000
6,000£260£292£294£32710,000
7,500£264£297£299£33210,000
9,000£268£299.90£304£33710,000
10,500£272£305£308£34210,000
12,000£276£309£312£34610,000
15,000£284£317£321£35510,000

The other terms are as follows:

  • You pay a deposit of £500 when you order.
  • Nissan make a deposit contribution of £5000.
  • Fuel included: you get 10,000 miles of free electricity over the term (this is at the Economy 7 rate though you are not required to switch to Economy 7)
  • You get free road tax and congestion charge exemption.
  • Nissan will help arrange installation of a home charge point but you will need to make a contribution to its cost (typically £195). You now get a free charge point.
  • You get free telephone and email support.
  • The standard colour is Flame Red (metallic paint adds about £17 per month – contact us for details)
  • The prices include the battery
  • If you were to go over the agreed mileage you would pay excess mileage

Full details of what’s included are on the Fuel Included offer page.

Contact Us

Nissan Leaf Spec

The Acenta version of the Leaf has a high specification, including:

  • Audio centre (CD, Bluetooth, iPod, USB) with 4 speakers and steering wheel controls
  • Electric windows and mirrors
  • Auto air conditioning
  • Home charging cable and rapid charging socket
  • Halogen headlamps, fog lamps, Thatcham alarm, immobiliser, daytime running lights
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 16″ alloy wheels
  • Privacy glass
  • Nissan Carwings telematics system with 7″ colour screen and 6 speakers
  • Cruise control/speed limiter
  • Auto wipers and lights

For more information download the latest Nissan LEAF Brochure.

Contact Us

 

Coverage: We have bases and suppliers in Milton Keynes, St Albans, Northampton, Bedford and Leicester allowing us to supply all around the Midlands (including London, Luton, Oxford, Rugby, Kettering, Coventry, Nottingham and Birmingham). However we can deliver via Nissan Retail Group dealerships all around the country – just contact us for details.

Longer Range Nissan Leaf 30kWh Available – Acenta

We recently started supplying the new longer range 30kWh Leaf in the Tekna model. However, we now have prices for the mid-range, and therefore less expensive, Acenta model; details and prices are below.

Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)
Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)

We offer the Acenta (30kWh) on 3 year PCP; this stands for Personal Contract Purchase and is currently the most popular way to buy a car because of its flexibility. You put down a low deposit, pay an affordable monthly fee (less than many people spend just on petrol), and drive away a new car with fuel included. At the end of the term you can choose to pay an optional lump sum and keep the car, or you can just give the car back and upgrade to the latest model.

It’s like a mobile phone contract, but with miles rather than minutes included.

These are the current prices (from 27 May 2016):

  • 3000 miles per year: £260 per month, all fuel (9000 miles) included
  • 5000 miles per year: £266 per month, 10000 miles fuel included
  • 6000 miles per year: £269 per month, 10000 miles fuel included
  • 7500 miles per year: £274 per month, 10000 miles fuel included
  • 9000 miles per year: £278 per month, 10000 miles fuel included
  • 10500 miles per year: £283 per month, 10000 miles fuel included
  • 12000 miles per year: £287 per month, 10000 miles fuel included
  • 15000 miles per year: £296 per month, 10000 miles fuel included

Regarding range, Nissan says:

With an NEDC range of up to 124 miles (LEAF 24kWh) or up to 155 miles (LEAF 30kWh), it’s easily enough to cover most people’s needs.

We’d say this is optimistic and suggest the standard 24kWh Leaf has a range of 60-90 miles, and the new 30kWh model has a range of 70-110 miles depending on ambient temperature and how you drive. Anyway, it clearly has a significant improvement in range and we would recommend the 30kWh model to most customers.

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If you want to know more we have collected a number of public reviews here.

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The other terms are as follows:

  • There’s an initial customer payment (‘deposit’) of £500 when you order.
  • Nissan make a deposit contribution of £5000.
  • Interest on the finance is 3.99% APR.
  • Fuel included: you get 10000 miles of free electricity over the three years (this is at the Economy 7 rate but you are not required to switch to Economy 7).
  • You get free road tax and congestion charge exemption.
  • You get free telephone and email support.
  • The standard colour is Flame Red (other colours add about £16 per month, contact us for details).
  • If you were to go over the agreed mileage on your PCP you would pay excess mileage as usual.
Contact Us

 

Coverage: We have bases and suppliers in Milton Keynes, St Albans, Northampton, Bedford and Leicester allowing us to supply all around the Midlands (including London, Luton, Oxford, Rugby, Kettering, Coventry, Nottingham and Birmingham). However we can deliver via Nissan Retail Group dealerships all around the country – just contact us for details.

Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)

Longer Range Nissan Leaf 30kWh Available – Tekna

As well as the standard 24kWh Leaf we can now supply the longer range 30kWh Leaf. As the name implies, the battery is 25% larger so it has about 25% more range. Nissan says:

With an NEDC range of up to 124 miles (LEAF 24kWh) or up to 155 miles (LEAF 30kWh), it’s easily enough to cover most people’s needs.

We’d say this is optimistic and suggest the standard 24kWh Leaf has a range of 60-90 miles, and the new 30kWh model has a range of 70-110 miles. Anyway, it clearly has a significant improvement in range and we would recommend the 30kWh model to most customers.

Contact Us

 

Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)
Nissan Leaf (Image: Autocar)

If you want to know more we have collected a number of public reviews here.

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Here’s an example quote for the top-end Tekna 6.6 model (which includes a 6.6kW fast charger option) on 3 year PCP. If you’re interested in the 30kWh battery on the mid-range Acenta model, see here.

  • 7000 miles per year: £330 per month for 35 months.
  • There’s an initial customer payment (‘deposit’) of £500 when you order.
  • Nissan make a deposit contribution of £5000.
  • Interest on the finance is 3.99% APR.
  • Fuel included: you get 10000 miles of free electricity over the three years (this is at the Economy 7 rate but you are not required to switch to Economy 7).
  • You get free road tax and congestion charge exemption.
  • You get free telephone and email support.
  • The standard colour is Flame Red (other colours add about £15 per month, contact us for details).
  • If you were to go over the agreed mileage you would pay excess mileage.
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2016 Nissan Leaf 30kWh

Car review: 2016 Nissan Leaf 30kWh

A longer range for one of the first electric cars on the market could be what it takes for buyers to conquer their EV anxiety

2016 Nissan Leaf 30kWh
2016 Nissan Leaf 30kWh

As more and more electric vehicles come on to the market, Nissan has upped the Leaf’s game in terms of the thing that matters most – range.

This new 30kWh model runs a denser battery pack than the existing 24kWh version, giving it a claimed range of 155 miles. That’s a 25% improvement, and it gives the newcomer a place at the top of the Leaf range.

Available only in Acenta and Tekna trim, it costs from £30,935 – though that’s before the government’s EV grant contribution is taken off.

Our test vehicle was a Tekna, so it featured 17” alloys, heated seats, a premium stereo and more on top of the Acenta’s climate, rear-view camera, sat-nav and EV-specific telematic system.

Despite all the kit, though, the interior suffers from being trimmed out in plastics that are hard to the touch and all too often not very nice. That’s a shame, because it’s otherwise comfortable and, on the move, impressively refined.

Drivetrain noise is negligible, of course, but that just creates the risk of wind rustle and tyre roar taking its place. These are never offensive, however, even at high speed – and neither is ride quality, which was particularly good on every kind of road we could find.

As always with electric cars, initial pull is very strong indeed. But mid-range is a little lethargic, so it’s never much fun when you need to accelerate past a slower vehicle. Cars like the Leaf are most popular with people who do a lot of urban driving, however, and in this environment it’s in its element.

A longer range means this Leaf wants to tempt you out of the city, but it’ll take time before Motorway Man starts seeing such cars as a viable alternative to his mile-muncher.

Still, what we’re witnessing here is another step along that route. Dealing with range anxiety is a big issue for EV makers, and that’s what Nissan is doing with this new model.

They’ve addressed another kind of worry by upping the warranty on the Leaf’s batteries for eight years or 100,000 miles, too. All of which will help knock down the walls in people’s minds.

Source: Wharf