Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Leaf is very green

DRIVERS of the Nissan LEAF can take comfort from the fact that their 100 per cent electric car remains unaffected

DRIVERS of the Nissan LEAF can take comfort from the fact that their 100 per cent electric car remains unaffected by the London Congestion Charge.

While other vehicles — including hybrids — have been affected by a tightening of the C Charge emissions rules and the scrapping of the Greener Vehicle Discount (GVD), the British-built LEAF can still enjoy the freedom of the city with a charge of £10 per year rather than £10 per day.

Both the original LEAF and the newly-launched second generation model qualify for a new Ultra Low-Emission Discount and continued exemption from the congestion charge.

Just launched in the UK, the new LEAF features more than 100 improvements on its predecessor.

Among the improvements is an increased range — 124 miles compared to 109 miles — and quicker charging times. The new LEAF can be fully charged in as little as four hours when using a specialist charging point.

By Nigel Wigmore

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