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Eco-Friendly Nissan LEAF Earns Praise for Wallet-Friendly Price Tag

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2017 Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF is both good to the environment and to your wallet, according to the editors of Kelley Blue Book who just named the 2017 Nissan LEAF one of the “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000.”

The editors credit the Nissan LEAF with bringing realistic electric-vehicle ownership to a broader base of consumers.

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“When the Nissan LEAF debuted in 2011, it brought electric vehicles to the masses. Easy to drive, whisper-quiet, respectable cargo capacity thanks to its hatchback design and refueling that’s as easy as plugging in a power cord, the LEAF has moved nearly a quarter-million units worldwide, making it the best-selling EV yet,” according to the editors.

According to Nissan, the editors also appreciated that over the years the Nissan LEAF has continued to evolve with improvements, enhancements, and innovative technologies.

And, the Nissan LEAF is more popular than ever.

“The Nissan LEAF continues to show its strength as the most popular electric vehicle in the world–with sales exceeding 100,000 in the United States alone,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “Nissan is also played a leading role in growing the number of DC fast-charging stations in the U.S., with more than 2,100 CHAdeMO connections to date, which helps all EV drivers regardless of make or model.”

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According to Nissan, the 2017 LEAF has an EPA-estimated range of approximately 107 miles, and standard in all three 2017 trim levels—S, SV, and SL—is a 30 kWH battery, which can be “quick-charged to 80 percent (from the low battery charge warning) in about 30 minutes.”

In its commitment to make driving EVs easier, Nissan has developed a plan with EVgo to create a nine electric-vehicle DC fast-charge site infrastructure that would connect Washington, DC and Boston along interstate 95; construction is already underway and the line of charging sites should be operational by fall.

News Source: Nissan