Nissan revealed the new Leaf 2018 earlier this year, an extensively redesigned version of the best-selling electric car in Europe.
It received a massive design overhaul, taking inspiration from the Micra 2017 and other models currently in the manufacturer’s range notably the V-Motion grille fitted at the front.
Many people at the time believed that Nissan would be giving the car a larger battery pack and over 200 miles of range, so it could compete with the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3.
Nissan instead opted to give the car a 40kWh battery pack which allowed 150 miles of range.
With the extensive redesign and improvements made to the Nissan Leaf for the 2018 model, many will have been slightly underwhelmed by the car’s range.
At best the car will achieve around 150 miles of real world range, which may be fine for some but not practical for others who rely on their car for long journeys.
Do not despair, however, as a report has confirmed that a new and more powerful version of the electric car, the E-Plus version, will have more range, power, faster charging and bigger battery.
Push EVs claims that it obtained slides that apparently disclose information about a Nissan Leaf 2019 edition.
It is claimed that this car will be unveiled at the end of 2018 and will feature a larger 60 kWh bayer pack and 160kW motor powering it.
The increase in power is said to also slash two seconds off the car’s 0-62mph speed, now taking just 6.5 seconds on the Leaf E-Plus.
The figures most people will be interested in, however, is the range and price.
According to the slide obtained by Push EVs, the car will have over 225 miles of range from a single charge and will also be enabled to be able to fast charge.
Prices for the car are expected to start around €35,000.
Previously the car manufacturer has stated its intention to release a higher power version of the popular EV.
There has been no official word from Nissan about these new plans leaked by Push EV.