Electric Vehicle FAQ: [All You Need To Know]

Electric Vehicle FAQ

How fast can an electric LEAF go?


The Nissan LEAF can reach a top speed of 98 mph.
  • Nissan LEAF 0 to 62mph acceleration: 7.9seconds
  • Nissan LEAF e+ 0 to 62mph acceleration: 7.1seconds

How far can I drive in a single full charge?


There are two battery options available on the new Nissan LEAF - 40kWh (LEAF) and 62kWh (LEAF e+). The 40kWh battery provides a 168-mile range and the 62kWh will give you a 239-mile range. Depending on your driving needs, there is a Nissan LEAF for you.

How much will it cost to run one of these cars?


In a year, you can save over £2400 on vehicle running costs! You'll also receive a £4500 Government incentive for going green, making Nissan's electric car more affordable. To find our best deals, we've provided a full list of all Nissan LEAF special offers
If you want to see how much money you could save by driving the LEAF, use Next Green Cars electric savings calculator.



Where can I charge my LEAF and how long does it take to charge?


Charging points can be located at any one of West Way's 15 Nissan dealerships and at over 8,000 locations throughout the UK, including IKEA stores, supermarkets and motorway service stations. You need not worry about travelling on motorways either, as network charging points have been installed on 97% of motorway routes! There are also specific rapid charge points, where your electric vehicle can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes whilst you are out and about.


In addition, you can take advantage of a 16 amp home charger unit, which will provide the Nissan LEAF with a full charge in 8 hours. For the full information and facts about charging your EV please take a look at our Nissan LEAF charging guide.

Is it easy to keep track of battery level and range?


Yes, the in-car computer display will monitor this for you. The NissanConnect EV, which allows you to turn your LEAF on to charge, turn on the climate control and monitor the battery level and range is available to download on Android, iPhone and PC.

What are the benefits of driving the electric LEAF?


The 100% electric LEAF emits zero emissions, which means you'll never have to buy fuel again! On top of that, it's very quiet, with a spacious interior, it's very comfortable and there are plenty of gadgets for you to explore and enjoy!

What features can I enjoy with the LEAF?


The LEAF comes in the following trims; Visia, Acenta, and Tekna. In Acenta trim and above, you can expect to find features such as Keyless Entry, a 7" LCD touchscreen which controls the navigation system, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity and 16" Alloy Wheels and a Rear View camera to assist with parking. The 2016 LEAF also introduced NissanConnect EV, which replaces the previous CarWings technology. The innovative technology will allow drivers to see which charging points are available and even pre-heat their car on those cold winter mornings.


For a full review and to see what our customers thought of the Nissan EV please see our New Car pages, you'll see customer testimonials about their electric car experience.



What if I want to try out Electric Driving?


Fear not! We know that converting to electric driving can be a daunting thought. That's why we offer anyone interested in going green a 24-hour test drive with the Nissan LEAF. This means you'll be able to see how driving fuel-free can fit into your lifestyle, whether it be your daily commute, pop to the shops or even the school run. If you'd like to take advantage, West Way offers a 24-hour test drive. Just visit one of our 15 showrooms and speak to a member of the West Way team.


To see the full new Nissan LEAF brouchure Click Here. Alternatively, if you want to experience electric driving with a test drive, then contact your local West Way dealership and ask to speak to the Electric Vehicle specialist, they'll be able to arrange a 24-hour test drive.


Compared to the equivalent Qashqai model doing average mileage, the Nissan LEAF could save you up to £2400! Take a look at some of the things you could spend that on...

*Comparison is based on transition from a LEAF Acenta to a Qashqai Acenta

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