The Nissan Leaf, one of the world’s best-selling electric cars, is now available in Singapore for $161,800 with Certificate of Entitlement (COE).
Test drives are available from today (May 10) at Nissan’s Leng Kee and Ubi showrooms.
Distributed by official agent Tan Chong Motor Sales, the local Leaf has a 40kWh battery that enables “more than” 300km of range on a single charge.
That same model produces 147hp and 320Nm of torque, accelerating it to 100km/h in a sprightly 8.4 seconds.
Nissan claims a 17.1kWh/100km consumption figure.
The Nissan Leaf has an onboard AC charger delivering 6.6kWh. One hour of AC charging puts back 44km of range, while 5 hours gives 220km.
It also has a DC fast charging port of the CHAdeMO type, which charges at 50kW and tops up the car in an hour.
For those who want to juice up via CHAdeMO, Nissan showrooms will be outfitted with such chargers in future.
One hour on AC charging puts back 44km of range, while 5 hours gives 220km.
One standout feature on the Nissan Leaf is the e-Pedal.
It acts like a go-kart’s accelerator, letting the driver accelerate and brake with a single pedal.
That reduces the need for the driver to constantly shift from pedal to pedal, especially in slow-moving traffic.
In practice, the action is seamless and intuitive, and getting to grips with it didn’t require a steep learning curve.
That single-pedal efficiency relieves driver strain in stop-start city traffic and is particularly useful during traffic jams.
The Nissan Leaf has two driving modes: ‘D’ and ‘B’ mode.
In ‘D’ mode, the Lead is more responsive during acceleration and provides the “ideal” EV mode.
In ‘B’, the car is more efficient with enhanced regenerative braking, translating into longer driving range.
Eco mode can be enabled alongside both driving modes, allowing the driver to conserve even more energy.
Meanwhile, safety features on the Leaf include six SRS airbags, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert and Intelligent Around View Monitor with moving object detection.
It also has a protective battery case with a high-voltage cut-off device which protects the car’s occupants in the event of a collision.
The Nissan Leaf is part of Nissan’s commitment to delivering a fully-electrified local lineup by 2022.
Local agent Tan Chong said it has had “very positive reception” from customers since the Leaf was showcased at Singapore Motorshow earlier in the year.