The Nissan Leaf, stylized as LEAF, is a compact five-door hatchback battery electric vehicle (BEV) manufactured by Nissan. It was introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010, and it is currently in its second generation, introduced in Japan in October 2017.
During its product life cycle, the Leaf's range on a full charge gradually has been increased from 117 km (73 miles) to 364 km (226 miles) (EPA rated), thanks to several minor improvements but mainly to the use of a larger battery pack.
Among other awards and recognition, the Leaf has won the 2010 Green Car Vision Award, the 2011 European Car of the Year, the 2011 World Car of the Year, and the 2011–2012 Car of the Year Japan.
Global sales totaled 500,000 Leafs by December 2020. Europe is its largest market, with over 180,000 units, followed by the United States, with more than 151,000, and Japan, with over 146,000, all through December 2020.
The Leaf listed as the world's all-time top selling plug-in electric car through December 2019. The Tesla Model 3 surpassed the Leaf in early 2020 to become the new all-time best selling electric car.
Type: 1-speed fixed gear ratio
Ranges: 62 kWh: (Leaf Plus or e+) 364 km (226 miles) EPA