It was expected that Nissan was going to unveil the new long range Leaf E-Plus last week at the LA Auto Show, but due to the drama surrounding its former CEO, those plans were reportedly scrapped. Now it’s being reported that Nissan will unveil the new 60 kWh Leaf at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
According to German site Electrive, Nissan recently told its dealers that the 60 kWh Nissan Leaf or Leaf E-Plus, which it reportedly be called, will debut next month at CES. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show takes place in Las Vegas from January 8-11.
We’ll have to wait for all the details, but thanks to the larger 60 kWh battery pack, the Nissan Leaf E-Plus will have a driving range around 225 miles, which is a nice improvement over the standard Leaf with its 150 mile range. The Leaf E-Plus will also arrive with a more powerful electric motor, with around 200 horsepower compared to only 150 in the standard Leaf.
Lastly it’s also being reported that the 60 kWh Leaf will be able to charge faster thanks to an upgraded CHAdeMO charging speed up to 100kW.