EV Revolution: Nissan Leaf Will Double Its Driving Range!

The future Nissan Leaf will come with significantly improved driving range – it’s going to be doubled! In comparison with the current model’s driving range (126 miles with fully charged batteries), the battery pack Nissan has been developing will provide enough power to exceed 400 kilometers (248 miles). Unfortunately, the Daily Kanban report, which brought this story first, couldn’t say more about the next-generation batteries. The technology is still in development and the Nissan representatives, naturally, aren’t willing to disclose all the specs yet. However, it’s been undoubtedly stated that the new batteries will improve the Leaf’s driving range. The Nissan Leaf has become the best-selling electric vehicle in the world with more than 150,000 units sold. With new batteries which will provide a driving range which can be compared with conventional internal combustion vehicles, the new Leaf will probably break the bank. But, that’s not what this is all about. The new battery technology, which can make an EV equally autonomous as any other vehicle and whose price isn’t too steep, is one step further to the popularization of green vehicles. If they decide to sell the technology to the other companies, electric vehicles might have a renaissance.

Nissan Leaf Improved Driving Range

2014 Nissan Leaf

Upcoming Nissan Leaf Improvements

The current Nissan Leaf isn’t the most beautiful car in the world. Of course, some like it, don’t, but what’s important is that this car has a decent performance for an electric vehicle. It’s useful for urban environment, but it certainly isn’t a car suitable for coast-to-coast rides. The people at Nissan are aware of this and there are announcements that the next generation will have significantly improved appearance. Aside from the new style, they’re working on reducing the Leaf’s charging time.

Nissan Leaf Will Have Doubled Driving Range

2014 Nissan Leaf

Imagine a good-looking compact hatchback, whose battery capacity was doubled so it can take you from Los Angeles to Las Vegas or from New York City to Boston with a single charge and when you have to recharge your car, instead of hours on the cable, it needs drastically less time.

That could be a revolution, not because there aren’t any EVs with driving range this big. Of course there are, but the Nissan Leaf won’t come with the battery pack enlarged. Needless to say, it’s going to be affordable.

When Can We Expect This?

Since the development of the new batteries is almost over, they, hopefully, won’t wait for the next-gen Nissan Leaf to introduce the increased-capacity battery pack. It would be great if they treat us with doubled driving range as soon as possible.

Photos: Nissan

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