Nissan encourages potential customers to buy the new 2016 LEAF, now equipped with a larger 30 kWh battery, by presenting feedback from owners from few countries in Europe.

The new 30 kWh enables 107 miles (172 km) of real world driving according to EPA (in Europe it's rated for a very optimistic 155 miles or 250 km under NEDC).

All in all, even today the LEAF is a decent, inexpensive all-electric five-seater.  The car's main roadblock to sales currently however is the coming threat from GM (Chevrolet Bolt EV) in 2017 and Tesla (Model 3) in 2018 - both offering approximately double the range for only slightly more money.

"Savings, daily usability, charging network, emissions and more, all reviewed by our owners at the first European test drive. Find out just how the Nissan LEAF 30 kWh ’s increased range that now goes up to 250 km gets it done on a journey through the south of France."

We should note that the next generation LEAF (~Spring 2017) will be the vehicle competing with the aforementioned competition, however Nissan has its hands tied not being able to announce the specs on LEAF 2.0 due to ongoing sales of the current car.

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