The EPA Confirms The 2018 Nissan Leaf Has A Range Of 151 Miles

Photo: Jason Torchinsky/Jalopnik
Photo: Jason Torchinsky/Jalopnik

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is set to debut in two waves—a standard version with a 40 kWh battery pack and, later, a longer range spec reportedly with a 60 kWh battery pack. This week, the EPA confirmed Nissan’s claimed range for the standard version: 151 miles.

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The EPA revealed the official spec for the 40 kWh trim Leaf on its website as 112 MPGe combined, giving it 151 miles of range on a full charge, which is a single mile higher than what Nissan previously announced.

The EPA pegs the Leaf’s full numbers at 125 MPGe city, 100 on the highway highway. That assumes the driver spends 55 percent of his time in the city, with the remainder on the highway.

That doesn’t get the range of Tesla’s Model 3 or a Chevy Bolt, but Nissan’s prepping the launch of the long-range trim. Reports so far peg the longer-lasting Leaf will hit somewhere around 225 miles, which makes it a far more admirable competitor to the other big-name EVs.

Production of that is set to begin sometime in 2019.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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