LEAF e-Plus will go further but consumes slightly more energy

When unveiling the LEAF e+ (e-Plus), Nissan said that the expected EPA range will be up to 226 miles (364 km) and here we have confirmation from the EPA.

Depending on selected trim (base S) or upper (SV/SL) the LEAF e+ with a 62 kWh battery will go:

  • S: 226 miles (364 km) - up 76 miles (122 km) or 51% to LEAF
  • SV/SL: 215 miles (346 km) - up 65 miles (105 km) or 43% to LEAF
The difference of 11 miles (18 km), hinted at in January, is a result of higher weight due to additional on-board equipment in the SV/SL trims.

As you can see, energy consumption of the LEAF e+ is higher than the standard LEAF (40 kWh) as again the weight took its toll (62 kWh battery is slightly heavier than 40 kWh).

  • LEAF (40 kWh): 30 kWh/100 mi (18.7 kWh/100 km)
  • LEAF e+ S (62 kWh): 31 kWh/100 mi (19.4 kWh/100 km) - up 3.7% to LEAF
  • LEAF e+ SV/SL (62 kWh): 32 kWh/100 mi (20.1 kWh/100 km) - up 7.5% to LEAF
* the estimations for LEAF (40 kWh) don't include differences in S/SV/SL trims.

Nissan LEAF EPA results (2018-2019 model years)

Nissan LEAF e+ EPA results

Nissan LEAF e+ specs (vs. LEAF 40 kWh)

  • 62 kWh battery (+55% capacity over 40 kWh, 25% more energy dense lithium-ion cells, similar size)
  • 288 lithium-ion cells (compared to 192 cells)
  • battery limited warranty of 8 years/160,000 km (whichever occurs first) is standard
  • 364 km (226 miles) of expected EPA range (up 50% from 243 km/151 miles)
  • 385 km (239 miles) of WLTP range in Europe (vs. 285 km/177 miles)
  • 458 km (285 miles) of WLTC Japan range in Japan (vs. 322 km/200 miles)
  • 570 km (354 miles) of JC08 range in Japan (vs. 400 km/249 miles)
  • 160 kW electric motor (up from 110 kW) and 250 lb-ft (340 Nm) (vs. 320 Nm in 40 kWh version)
  • 70 kW (100 kW peak) fast charging using CHAdeMO (vs. less than 50 kW)