Competes with: Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro Electric, Tesla Model 3
Looks like: The current second-generation Leaf with “Plus” badging
Drivetrain: 160-kilowatt electric motor (about 215 horsepower) with 62-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack
Hits dealerships: Spring 2019
Nissan turned over a new Leaf today, a Plus Series of the electric sedan with a bigger, 62-kilowatt-hour battery for an estimated 226 miles of range on a charge, about 51 percent more mileage than the 150 miles the regular 2019 Leaf gets with its 40-kwh battery. The 2019 Leaf Plus Series also has a bigger electric motor for more power than the plain-vanilla Leaf.