The All-New Nissan Leaf EV Now In Nepal.

2021 Nissan Leaf EV Overview

Nissan’s official distributor Pioneer MotoCorp has opened the booking by setting the price of Nissan’s first electric car Leaf at Rs 59.99 lakh.

Customers who want to buy Leaf from today will be able to book by paying Rs 200,000.

The company has announced that it is working to deliver the vehicle to the booked customers by the end of August. Nissan Leaf will come to Nepal in only one variant.

The 40-kilowatt-hour battery and 110-kilowatt electric motor connected to the Leaf will be coming to Nepal.

The Leaf can travel 363 kilometres on a single full charge, according to the company. However, since the road mileage determines the road condition, it can be estimated that the range will be around 300 kilometres inside the Kathmandu valley.

Earlier, the teaser was made public on Nissan Nepal’s Facebook page, which reads Nissan Leaf – Simply Amazing, Coming Soon.

The second-generation Nissan Leaf has entered the Nepali market. Sandeep Kumar Sarda, Managing Director, Pioneer MotoCorp, said that the Nissan Leaf Smarter with suitable technology, best performance, and zero-emission is suitable for Safer and Sustainable Life Nepal has recently created a conducive environment for electrified mobility.

While luxury brands like Audi, Jaguar, and Tesla make headlines with their luxury electric vehicles, the 2021 Nissan Leaf discreetly provides an inexpensive, all-electric mode of transportation for the masses.

The 2021 Leaf is offered in two different versions in the international market: Regular and Leaf Plus.

The battery capacity and power output of the two are not the same.

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2021 Nissan Leaf EV Interior
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Inside, even if it isn’t as dazzling as some premium-branded vehicles, the Leaf has a big cabin.

The same 8.0-inch infotainment display is standard on all Leaf models, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration; navigation is available.

The current Nissan Connect software interface is intuitive and quick to respond to inputs, despite its unappealing appearance.

2021 Nissan Leaf EV Interior
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The Leaf’s base six-speaker audio system may disappoint audiophiles; a seven-speaker Bose system is available only on the SL and SL Plus variants, but it didn’t impress us during our test drive.

Battery, Range & Performance

The All-New Nissan Leaf EV Now In Nepal.
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According to Pioneer MotoCorp, the official distributor of Nissan vehicles in Nepal, the Leaf will be available with a 40-kilowatt battery and a 110-kilowatt motor.

It takes 18 hours on home charging and 7 hours and 30 minutes on fast charging to fully charge Nissan Leaf.

The car has three different driving modes available for battery saving. The company claims that driving in Eco mode brings 10 percent more range than usual.

It will take about 16 hours to charge the battery with a 3 kW AC charger from home electricity while using a 6 kW charger; it will be fully charged in 8 hours.

It takes 60 minutes to charge up to 80 percent when charged by a DC fast charger.

Batteries and other warranties will be available for up to 8 years or 160,000 kilometres.

Safety Features

The Nissan Leaf received a five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and performed well in partially completed testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite of driver-assistance systems is standard across the lineup.

The following are important safety features:

  • The Nissan Leaf will be offered in two models in 2021 in the international market: Standard and Leaf Plus.
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is standard.
  • Adaptive cruise control with the semi-autonomous driving mode is available.

Nissan Leaf Models for 2021 in the International Market:

  • The Leaf comes in three base models: S, SV, and SL.
  • The Leaf or Leaf Plus battery pack is available with the S and SV trim levels.
  • Only the Leaf Plus configuration is available with the SL.

Here are the Key Specifications of the 2021 Nissan S model:

  • Wheel coverings for 16-inch steel wheels.
  • Spoiler on the back.
  • Charge port that is illuminated and locks.
  • The driver’s seat is height-adjustable.
  • Folding rear seats with a 60/40 split.
  • There are four USB ports (two front, two rear).
  • Start with a push of a button.
  • The cabin can be preheated or precooled.
  • Touchscreen infotainment system with an 8-inch display.
  • Connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Radio through satellite.
  • Audio system with four speakers.
  • The S Charge kit includes a quick charge port and a portable charging cable suitable for 120-volt/240-volt electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
  • If you order the Leaf Plus in S trim, you’ll get 16-inch alloy wheels and the S Charge package.

Here are the Key Specifications of the 2021 Nissan Leaf SV:

  • Alloy wheels with a diameter of 17 inches.
  • Foglights.
  • The steering wheel is encased in leather.
  • Over-the-air updates allow for navigation.
  • NissanConnect Services are provided by Nissan (vehicle locator, remote battery status and charge control).
  • Audio system with six speakers.
  • Cruise control that adapts to the situation.
  • Port for quick charging.
  • Front seats and outside mirrors get heated.
  • Thermostat (heats the cabin more efficiently than typical heater)
  • Assist from ProPilot (uses adaptive cruise control and lane-centring for semi-automated driving).
  • The driver’s seat has an eight-way power adjustment.
  • Inside mirror with auto-dimming.
  • Daytime running lights and LED headlights
  • 120-volt/240-volt EVSE portable charging cord
  • The parking brake with an electronic system.
  • Camera system with a 360-degree view (gives you a top-down view of the Leaf and its surroundings for tight parking situations).
  • The driver requires attention (issues an alert if sensors determine you are becoming fatigued).

Here are the Key Specifications of the 2021 Nissan Leaf SL model:

  • The SV Technology package’s contents.
  • Cover for the cargo.
  • Upgraded audio system with seven speakers.
  • Seating surfaces made of leather
  • Automatic emergency braking (warns you if a frontal collision is approaching and applies the brakes if you don’t react quickly enough).
  • Warning for lane deviation (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane).
  • Assist with lane maintaining (steers the Leaf back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert with blind-spot monitoring (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing).
  • If you try to change lanes when a car is in your blind spot, the vehicle will automatically return to its route.

Is it worth buying a used Nissan Leaf?

The Leaf is still a competitive EV in its present version, and it’s worth a look, but the low pricing of early models implies that the older car might be a good deal. There are many options in the classifieds, and prices are reasonable, so now is an excellent time to purchase a used Nissan Leaf.

What is the life expectancy of a Nissan Leaf?

The Nissan LEAF electric car is powered by a 30-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that can last up to three times longer than conventional batteries (8 to 10 years.)

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