Nissan has officially launched the 2nd-generation LEAF in Australia, here’s what you need to know:
- LEAF pre-orders are open now. Visit Nissan’s website to put your name down. Deliveries expected in August.
- The LEAF comes in a single specification grade (fully kitted out) and costs $49,990 plus on-road costs. Nissan’s website has more details.
- You’ll get around 270km (WLTP) range from the 40kWh battery.
- Battery warranty is at least 9 bars of health (out of 12) within 8 years or 200,000km.
- Comes with a type 2 AC charging socket (max 6.6kW) and CHAdeMO DC charging socket (max 50kW)
- Bi-directional charging is built-in to the LEAF, for Vehicle to Home and/or Vehicle to Grid applications, but no information on how people can use it.
- Australian LEAF owners will get “discounted rates when they use Chargefox fast charging stations nationally”. No other info besides this statement is available right now.
- The larger battery, longer range (and more expensive) e+ variant of the LEAF hasn’t been offered to Nissan Australia yet.
Here’s a nice video of the LEAF driving around some Melbourne streets:
And finally, here’s some high-resolution photos of the interior and exterior of the Australian-specification LEAF.