Of course, the Nissan Leaf is powered by an electric motor which drives the wheels with a single-speed automatic transmission. The Leaf also comes with perks such as a reversing camera, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control. The Leaf is also available with a choice of optional extras, such as a panoramic sunroof, Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous driving system and a heated steering wheel.
Being an all-electric car, the Leaf benefits from not needing to be topped up with fuel which is a huge cash saving straight off. The most economical Leaf model returns up to 114 MPGe on the combined cycle. Maintenance and insurance costs are also very affordable.
Electric car prices can range massively from very affordable like the Nissan Leaf, to almost supercar prices with the likes of some Tesla models. You should have a good idea of how much you want to spend and what you need from your EV. For example, the pretty average 145-mile range for the Leaf may not be enough for your requirements. If you are looking for something more premium, perhaps the Polestar 2. Or if you are in the market for cheap and cheerful, the stylish Renaut Zoe or Fiat 500e could be for you.