Nissan LEAF Models and LEAF History

In 2011, Nissan approached the budding 21st century electric vehicle market with a widely-available zero-emissions product. A five-door, five-passenger hatchback, the Nissan Leaf was purposely developed to be a relatively affordable electric car suited for low-range everyday life. Powered by an 80-kilowatt AC synchronous motor functioning on energy stored in a lithium-ion battery pack, the Nissan Leaf boasted a 100-mile driving range (later EPA-rated at 84 miles). The vehicle can be recharged using 120-volt, 240-volt or through an available quick charge port that restores up to 80 percent of electricity to the battery in about 26 minutes. For 2013, the Nissan Leaf's base price dropped with the arrival of the S trim model. Providing a hardware upgrade to the 2016 Leaf, a larger 30-kWh battery allowed the range for the electric car to be extended to 107 miles. The Nissan Leaf is currently recognized as the most successful electric car in history with more than 200,000 vehicles sold worldwide as of the start of 2016. Since 2013, the Nissan Leaf production has involved manufacturing in Smyrna, Tennessee.

New and Used LEAF Prices, Nissan LEAF Model Years and History

Nissan’s Leaf delivers a modern take on the all-electric vehicle, one that comes with an impressive per-charge range, offered at a price that may surprise you.
The efficient and electric Nissan Leaf offers a generous mileage range per charge, along with being competitively priced and feature rich.
The Nissan Leaf is a best-selling compact electric hatchback that offers all the creature comforts, replete with a signature style and appeal.
One of the most plentiful electric cars sold worldwide, the 2014 Nissan Leaf is proving to be a reliable urban performer with many perks.
A zero emission vehicle, the 2013 Nissan LEAF is a 5-door electric hatchback capable of achieving an equivalent of 129 mpg city.
An electric vehicle with a 5-star overall safety rating, the 2012 Nissan Leaf boasts zero tailpipe emissions and an 100-mile per charge range.
A pure electric vehicle, the 2011 Nissan Leaf boasts zero tailpipe emissions, making the compact hatchback the ultimate "green" vehicle.