The 100% Electric Nissan LEAF
now available from £17,995*
Nissan LEAF is the world’s first affordable 100% electric car and was voted World Car of the Year in 2011. An exciting and practical family car with no oil, no petrol tank, no exhaust, Nissan LEAF is a real glimpse into the future.
The Nissan LEAF may not have any emissions, but what it does have is everything you’ve come to expect in a driving experience. Its distinctive aerodynamically designed shape reduces wind noise whilst allowing LEAF to reach up to 90mph. The Nissan LEAF is so perfectly quiet and so easy to drive, with enhanced agility through its low centre of gravity. There’s plenty of room for 5 adults, plus a spacious boot. And the inviting interior features innovative yet user friendly technology like a distinctive palm shifter and combimeter that tells you exactly how many miles you have left. You can even program navigation, charging and interior temperatureremotely from your iphone or computer.
*(Including £5000 government grant, excluding metallic paint and solar panel roof spoiler )
The 100% Electric Nissan LEAF - Made in Britain
NISSAN is today celebrating the dawn of a bold new era in European car manufacturing with the official start of 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.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘Nissan’s record-breaking year last year is a success story for UK volume car manufacturing and demonstrates how our automotive industry is competing and thriving in the global race.
‘I warmly welcome the production of the new electric LEAF model and battery plant at Sunderland. This £420 million investment, backed by Government, is supporting over 2,000 jobs in our automotive sector including more than 500 at Nissan in Sunderland, helping people in the area who want to work hard and get on.
‘The Government has committed £400 million to make the UK a leading market for ultra low carbon vehicles. Nissan’s announcement shows the confidence the company has in the skills-base and the business environment in the UK and that the UK is open for business.’
This historic launch event comes as Nissan Sunderland Plant celebrates making more than seven million units since its opening in 1986. Last year it produced 510,572 vehicles and so became the first UK car factory ever to make more than half a million cars in one year.
Nissan’s Executive Vice President Andy Palmer celebrated the official start of electric vehicle production with the 6,100 staff now employed on site. He said: ‘Today’s announcement progresses Nissan’s unwavering commitment to zero-emissions motoring.
‘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, today’s announcement 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 100 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, or around 8 hours from one of our home charging units is 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 - 280Nm
Transmission - Single reduction gear (automatic)
Charging - Electricity
Battery - Laminated lithium-ion battery
Battery capacity - 24kW/h
Autonomy - 109 miles
Maximum speed - 90 mph
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.
Contract Hire - Great Value, Hassle Free
You can contract hire the Nissan LEAF for only £199 plus VAT per month.
( 6000 miles per annum, non maintenance, 36 month contract - 6 advance rentals followed by 35 monthly rentals. Business Users Only, metallic paint not included )
This straightforward finance package is designed to give you peace of mind. With fixed monthly rentals and no disposal risk (subject to mileage and condition), it removes financial uncertainty and the administrative burden, so you can concentrate on running your business.
Here's how it works:
1) You pay a number of rentals in advance (typically 3) followed by a fixed number of monthly payments over an agreed contract period.
2) At the end of the term, simply hand back the vehicle with nothing to pay (subject to mileage and condition).