The original version of the 2014 Nissan Leaf was unveiled as the first fully electric car to a very sceptical public back in 2011, where its reception wasn’t exactly the warm, appreciative one that Nissan might have wanted. It was costly, there were few public charging points, and many consumers were simply poorly educated when it came to the potentials of purpose designed electric cars. Undeterred, Nissan, who probably like to think of themselves as innovators in fully electric cars (and rightly so), went back to the drawing board to come up with a much improved version, which we’re taking a look at here.
Three years have passed since 2011, and this family hatchback fully electric car now has a more appreciative audience. Pricing has been reduced, whilst the number of public charging points have increased, and with the battery able to last 20% longer before it needs recharging, all signs [...]