Nissan India confirmed in January 2019 that the brand will be bringing their highly successful electric hatchback, the Leaf, to India this year. The Nissan Leaf is in its second generation now and has become the highest selling electric vehicle in the world. It is designed in a very sporty manner and is very practical as well. The Leaf is aimed mainly at youngsters and for people who travel in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The car has an extensive equipment list and is easily one of Nissan’s premium products in its portfolio.
The Nissan Leaf gets a 40 kWh battery which offers a range of up to 400 kms on a single charge. The setup also develops 150 PS of power and a peak torque of 320 Nm. Charging time of the battery is from 8 to 16 hours, depending on power capacity. The Leaf also gets a quick charging feature which charges the battery to 80 percent in just 40 minutes. It will initially come in through the CBU route but Nissan has plans to localise the car’s production soon after its launch. The Nissan Leaf will be one of the premium offerings in the EV segment and will cost around Rs. 30 lakhs when launched.