The Nissan Leaf has been on sale since 2011, and as a result of being one of the first mass-produced EVs on the market, it’s consequently the world’s best-selling electric automobile. But these days, the competition is stronger than ever.
When the Leaf hit the scene, EVs were few and far between. Now, however, Nissan’s electric hatch has to battle a wider range of competitors, with cars like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV (and upcoming Soul EV) and the infamous Tesla Model 3 all boasting well over 200 miles of range.
To better combat this growing list of players, Nissan’s EV gains a longer-distance variant for 2019: the Leaf Plus. With as much as 226 miles of range on offer in an easy-to-like package, Nissan hopes this extended-play Leaf will only broaden its EV’s already strong appeal.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus offers a smooth, quiet ride, plenty of comfort and up to 226 miles of all-electric range.
The Leaf Plus is pricey when compared against other longer-range EVs.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Nissan’s Leaf Plus is a better Leaf, but not as compelling as many other EVs.