Let's have look at the 2018 Nissan LEAF's acceleration numbers.
As our readers are well aware, we often share acceleration and racing videos here at InsideEVs, but the Nissan LEAF is not generally the featured vehicle. It's usually cars from that "other " popular electric automaker. Needless to say, we're pretty excited to be able to share some LEAF metrics with you.
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While the 2018 Nissan LEAF is not a performance car, it not only looks a whole lot sportier than the outgoing model, but it also packs a lot more punch. Nissan added 40 horsepower to the new model and it churns out a respectable 236 pound-feet of torque.
Based on Car and Driver's instrumented test, the LEAF will take you on a zero-to-60-mph sprint in 7.4 seconds ... not too shabby. Even more important when it comes to daily driving, the publication says it takes a mere 2.8 seconds to jump from 30 to 50 mph.
Based on the test in the video above, zero-to-30ish happens in 3.1 seconds, which is surely something that commuters will appreciate. The rest of the results are recapped below in the video description.
Video Description via 1001cars on YouTube:
This is the acceleration of Nissan Leaf 2018 (fully electric, 110 kW, 150 HP, 320 Nm) from 0-50 km/h, 0-60 mph, 0-100 km/h, 0-140 km/h and top/max speed.
The results: 0-50 km/h: 3.1 s 0-60 mph: 7.5 s 0-100 km/h in 8.0 s 0-140 km/h in 17.0 s max speed in 18.6 s
80-120 km/h in 5.6 s 70-140 km/h in 12.4 s