If you want a barometer of the electric vehicle landscape, you can’t do much better than have a look at the new Leaf. If you do, you’ll see the huge progress Nissan has made with the latest-generation car, now boasting a range of up to 235 miles using the NEDC test. Charging the Leaf is significantly faster, with 80 per cent charge achieved in under an hour, while improved performance and a much more desirable design is sure to make the new car more popular. And while EVs used to work for early adopters and people with a second car, the latest Leaf opens up electric driving for a far broader audience.
Price Ј22,790 to Ј28,390 Trim levels Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, 2.Zero Limited Edition, Tekna Powerplants Electric (148bhp) Engines 5-door hatchback CO2 emissions 0g/km Range 217 to 235 miles (NEDC) 168 to 177 miles (WLTP)