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Nissan Leaf 'grand tour' proves its longer range capabilities

Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan has demonstrates the capabilities of its Leaf electric car by sending on a 400 mile ‘Grand Tour’ in Europe.

The new Leaf 30 kWh, which has a longer range than the original car, journeyed over 400 miles on an adventure to visit Europe’s most spectacular destinations, showcasing its low running costs of just £2.50 (€3) per 62 miles (100 km).

Nissan said across Europe, 54% of drivers would prefer to travel by car rather than by any other form of transport, but many are concerned about the cost of fuel.

With the LEAF’s 30 kWh battery now offering official test economy of 155 miles on a full charge as many as 2,800 quick chargers installed across Europe, Nissan argues driving a zero-emission car is more practical and enjoyable than ever before, giving EV drivers total peace of mind to enjoy longer cross country drives.

Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: “The Nissan LEAF is much more than just a city car and is an ideal zero-emission solution. With five seats and 370 litres standard luggage capacity, the Nissan LEAF 30 kWh is perfect for those long family getaways this summer. LEAF’s low running costs and quiet drivetrain make family holidays cheaper and more peaceful than ever before.

“What’s more, the Grand Tour demonstrates Nissan’s commitment to our vision for intelligent mobility, showing how innovative technologies are helping to integrate EVs into modern family life.”

Since the introduction of the world’s first mass-market EV, the Nissan LEAF, in 2010, more than 228,000 have been sold globally, making it the world’s best ever selling electric vehicle.

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