The Nissan Leaf might be Europe’s bestselling EV, but it’s not the only one. There's the sportier VW e-Golf, for example. And then there’s the Hyundai Kona Electric, which can travel much farther on a single charge.
So, to get back on terms with the competition, Nissan launched a couple of upgraded
The Leaf 3.Zero e+ is more interesting. It gets a bigger 62kWh battery, giving more range and better performance. Nissan claims 385km of range on the WLTP cycle, an increase of 100km, and an increase in power from 148hp to 214hp. The battery has 288 cells to the 40kWh battery’s
It also hasn’t addressed some of our main concerns with the Leaf—the awkward driving position and the interior packaging, to name but two. But no matter. Maybe the powertrain’s extra oomph will be enough to make us forget all about them...
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.