27 Jul '18, 12pm

2018 Nissan Leaf battery technology, a deep dive

2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan) Enlarge Photo When the first-generation Nissan Leaf debuted in 2011, it quickly became the best-selling electric car in history, with no real competition. By the time the most recent version debuted in 2017, it was nearly outdated before it left dealers’ lots due to a shorter range than rivals from Tesla and Chevrolet. The biggest issues with the first-generation Leaf involved low range and the lifespan of the battery pack. DON'T MISS: 2011 Nissan Leafs Start Losing Capacity Bars: Should You Worry? (2012) After experiencing higher problems with its battery pack than other electric cars in the first generation Leaf, Nissan has focused attention on the battery pack in the new model, so we dug into what has changed and how the new pack stacks up to the competition. To improve the range, Nissan has almost doubled the Leaf’...

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