OWNING A NISSAN LEAF
Are you thinking about buying a Nissan LEAF, but still not sure an electric car is the right choice for you? Here you can find answers to frequently-asked questions, talk to LEAF owners, read testimonials and see videos explaining the benefits of driving electric.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO OWN AND DRIVE AN ELECTRIC CAR?
ASK REAL-LIFE NISSAN LEAF OWNERS
At Nissan, we believe the LEAF, the world's best-selling electric car, is the world's best electric car. But you don't have to take our word for it. Ask real owners about what it's like to own a LEAF, and benefit from their experiences.
LIFE WITH A NISSAN LEAF
WHAT THEY SAY
Nissan LEAF owners reveal what it's like to own and drive Nissan's innovative electric car in the real world.
Still want to know more? See if you can find your answer here
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have any more questions, please have a browse through this section. You may find we have answered them here.
What are low emission vehicles?
Low-emission vehicles, such as electric vehicles (EVs), are vehicles which produce reduced or zero emissions of CO₂ and other gases. Electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF produce 0g/km of CO₂ and emit no particles, because they are powered solely by a battery.
At Nissan, we believe in the potential for low-emission vehicles. We are working with local and national governments and other sectors to help develop the necessary infrastructure to make low-emission mobility a reality.
Are electric vehicles the same as hybrid vehicles?
Electric vehicles are often confused with hybrid vehicles, which run on a combination of an internal combustion engine and electric motor.
By contrast, electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF are solely powered by an electric motor – and therefore require no fuel and have zero emissions whilst driving.
DRIVING AND RANGE
What are electric vehicles like to drive?
Driving an electric vehicle is most similar to driving an automatic vehicle – but one with rapid acceleration.The LEAF is is exceptionally quiet inside and has even been compared in this respect to a Rolls Royce*.(*Autocar, January 1st 2012)
The best way to find out is to drive one yourself!
CHARGING AND BATTERY
What happens if I run out of power when I'm out driving?
Don't worry. Nissan’s roadside assistance service is there for you as part of your warranty coverage.
However, the advanced NissanConnect EV telematics system in the LEAF will constantly update you to show both the vehicle and battery status, as well as where charging points are along your route to help avoid this happening.
Does the Nissan LEAF use regenerative braking to help recharge the battery?
Yes, it does. Every time you coast or apply the brakes, the electric motor acts as a generator so the engine automatically recovers some of this wasted energy and returns it to the battery.
COST AND COMFORT
When buying a Nissan, you buy more than just a car – you buy a care package that makes ownership pleasurable, hassle-free and money-saving. Find out about our customer promise and all the services included when you choose a Nissan.