Nissan has already confirmed plans to introduce a extended range version of the Nissan Leaf, called the Leaf E-Plus. Now order guides have revealed how much extra buyers will have to pay to get the longer driving range.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus will be powered by a 60 kWh battery pack, which should give it a driving range around 225 miles, which is a nice improvement over the current 150 mile range Leaf with its 40 kWh battery. Nissan hasn’t announced the pricing for the extended range Leaf E-Plus, but Cars Direct has obtained the order guides, which shows that it may come with an approximate $5,500 premium over the 40 kWh version.
The 2019 Leaf with the 40 kWh battery starts at $30,885, but if the order guides are correct, buyers looking for the extended range Leaf E-Plus will have to pay at least $36,000 for the base 60 kWh Leaf S. The top SL version will have a starting price around $42,000. While those prices may seem a bit high, the Leaf E-Plus will be priced close to the Chevy Bolt, which starts at $37,495.
The extended range 2019 Leaf E-Plus is slated to enter production in January 2019.
Source: Cars Direct