2018 Nissan LEAF Gets Range Rating On WLTP Cycle
The range of the new Nissan LEAF is 151 miles (243 km) EPA and 235 miles (378 km) NEDC.
But what about in Austria, where the new WLTP methodology is in place?
Nissan Austria has released WLTP ratings now, so we get a look at those figures too.
The WLTP is a new, more realistic range cycle that eventually will replace NEDC throughout Europe.
According to the specs, the new LEAF will be able to drive:
16 inch wheels
- 258 miles (415 km) city
- 177 miles (285 km) combined cycle
- efficiency (with charging) at 19.4 kWh/100 km
17 inch wheels
- 242 miles (389 km) city
- 168 miles (270 km) combined cycle
- efficiency (with charging) at 20.6 kWh/100 km
There are some questions as to whether those numbers are ultimate or with some bugs, but at least the combined result is much closer to the EPA than NEDC.
There is one more thing of note, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time in the specs is 7.9 seconds for all trim levels, which is quicker than previously stated (less than 9 seconds or 8.6 seconds).