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Worth buying the new long-range Nissan Leaf?

Is the new 2016 electric Nissan Leaf worth buying with range of 115 miles for €25,000? Is it worth waiting for the 2018 model that  might have a range of 200 miles?

John Feely (Dublin)

May 2016 Filed under: electric cars

Expert answer

Hi John,

Yes, I'd say it's worth getting the bigger battery. It perhaps doesn't make quite as much of a difference as you'd think but it keeps the range anxiety at bay for a while longer on main roads and around town you'd probably only have to charge up once or twice a week, thanks to excellent regenerative braking. 

Read our Nissan Leaf 30kWh review here

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