24 Aug '16, 4am

Nissan Hints a Performance Electric Leaf Being Considered

A 60 kilowatt-hour battery is expected when a new Nissan Leaf electric car arrives next year, and now a hint has been dropped that a performance version could also be coming. While speaking with Britain’s Car Magazine about an upcoming performance electric vehicle, Gareth Dunsmore, director of EV Nissan Europe hinted at more performance by saying, that the Leaf NISMO RC Concept “shows where the [Leaf’s] spirit could go.” Dunsmore was referring to the 2011 Leaf race car concept (above photo). NISMO is Nissan’s performance tuning division and RC stands for “Racing Challenge.” “In Japan we have a special-edition Leaf called the Leaf Aero Style, which is a more sporty package,” Dunsmore said. “One thing we certainly need to do is challenge perceptions and that’s also what Bladeglider is here to do — to challenge those perceptions.” The Bladglider is an all-new 268-horsepower E...

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