The British Built 100%
Nissan LEAF available from £11,990
NISSAN is celebrating the dawn of a bold new era in European car manufacturing with the production of the new and improved, 100% electric Nissan LEAF.
This new Nissan LEAF, incorporating more than 100 updates, is now rolling off the line at the company’s record-breaking Sunderland Plant, using advanced lithium-ion batteries manufactured in Nissan’s new UK Battery Plant.
This marks the culmination of four years of preparation and a previously announced £420m investment by Nissan. Together the Battery Plant and Nissan LEAF production are supporting jobs for more than 2,000 people in the UK car industry, including more than 500 directly at Nissan.
Nissan’s Executive Vice President Andy Palmer commented: ‘The Nissan LEAF is our most technically advanced car yet and the launch of this new model, built along with its batteries in Sunderland, is a huge boost not only for the plant but for British manufacturing. We have been showing that you can operate a world-beating plant in the UK for almost 30 years and the construction of the Battery Plant is a vote of confidence in the country’s ability to support high-technology manufacturing."
With more than 55,000 Nissan LEAFs on the world’s roads today, and with two years of real-world zero emissions experience behind it, this marks the start of an exciting chapter for Nissan. The Nissan LEAF is now built in three locations worldwide: Sunderland, UK; Smyrna, Tennessee, USA; and Oppama, Japan.’
The launch of three new grades, new interior trim, the addition of Nissan’s Around View Monitor technology and new suspension settings specifically tailored for European roads build on the LEAF’s unique driving experience. This new package gives customers in Europe a second generation zero-emissions car, before most companies have even launched their first electric vehicle.
Autonomy & Charging
Nissan LEAF’s new laminated lithium-ion batteries give you twice the capacity and 1.5 times the power of conventional lithium-ion batteries. That means you get instant torque from a standing start, with enough power to carry 5 people for about 124 miles on a single full charge. Energy is fed back to the battery every time the driver brakes, plus the batteries can be 80% recharged in under 30 minutes at various Rapid Charge stations, in 12 hours from a normal 3 pin plug socket, 4 hours with a 32 amp charger or around 8 hours from one of our home charging units if you wish to purchase one. So it doesn’t take much to keep Nissan LEAF charged up and autonomous for miles.
Convenience of Charging
A big part of the Nissan LEAF is the convenience of charging. FJ Chalke have a rapid charge which only takes 30 mins to charge the car.
Charging Opening Hours
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sat 8.30am – 4.30pm
Sun 10.00am – 12.30pm
Engine & Transmission
Electric Motor - high-response synchronous AC motor
Maximum motor power - 80kw/109ps
Torque - 254Nm
Transmission - Single reduction gear (automatic)
Charging - Electricity
Battery - Laminated lithium-ion battery
Battery capacity - 24kW/h
Autonomy - 124 miles
Maximum speed - 90 mph
Nissan LEAF batteries are now available to lease with Leaf flex, leasing includes free roadside assistance and breakdown cover for the entire life of the vehicle.
Excess mileage is charged at £7.50 including VAT/100 miles or part thereof
||36 months +
|Up to 7500 miles per year
||£70 per month
||plus £10 per month vs 36m+ Contract
||plus £20 per month vs 36m+ Contract
|9000 miles per year
||£77 per month
|10500 miles per year
||£85 per month
|12000 miles per year
||£93 per month
|15000 miles per year
||£109 per month
The LEAF may be a different sort of car, but your warranty will be just as comprehensive as the ones you’re used to from Nissan. For example: 3 years road side assistance, 3 year paint warranty and 12 years corrosion warranty, in addition to the standard 3 year / 60000 mile Nissan standard warranty. Nissan LEAF also comes with a 5 year / 60000 mile component warranty. This warranty covers items such as the lithium-ion battery, the motor, the inverter, the vehicle control module, the reduction gear, the DC/DC converter, the onboard charger and the charge connecter and cable.