Is the Nissan LEAF a good car?
Is the Nissan LEAF a good car? Just ask Kelley Blue Book’s team of editors! The 2017 Nissan LEAF was named one of the “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000” by the editors of Kelley Blue Book. All five of the vehicles are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, as well as state and local incentives, which brings the net price for each of them to below $30,000. Continue reading for more about the 2017 Nissan LEAF.
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KBB “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40K” Recognition
When the Nissan LEAF debuted in 2011, it dramatically increased EV accessibility to all types of drivers. The original LEAF was easy to drive, quiet, and practical thanks to its spacious hatchback design and simple plug-in power cord. Since then it’s received many upgrades, additions, and enhancements, leading to over 100,000 LEAF model sales in the United States alone, making it the most popular and best-selling EV in the world.
In selecting the Nissan LEAF, the Kelley Blue Book evaluation team wrote: “Dating all the way back to the dawn of this decade, the groundbreaking and ever-evolving LEAF has received several upgrades and enhancements over the years.”
Nissan is also playing a leading role in the growing number of DC fast-charging stations in the U.S., with more than 2,100 connections to date, which helps all EV drivers regardless if they drive a LEAF or not. The 2017 LEAF offers a 100-mile plus range on a full charge, and the 30 kWh battery can be quick-charged to 80% in about 30 minutes.