Motoring: Making a lifestyle change for the greater good with Nissan’s range of electric vehicles

Driving an electric vehicle is more than a motoring decision: it’s a lifestyle choice. 

Since the first Nissan LEAF launched 10 years ago, Nissan has been a pioneer for electric vehicle driving around the world, with Nissan celebrating its 40,000th LEAF sale in 2020 in the United Kingdom alone.

The award winning LEAF has unsurprisingly become the entry point to EV driving for thousands of motorists, including drivers eligible for the Motability Scheme.

Benefits

Electric vehicles are venturing into the mainstream every day, and with good reason. Contributing to a more sustainable future, with the LEAF and e-NV200 Combi Nissan are leading the way on 100% electric mobility solutions to create a future of innovation, today. 

Both models were designed with convenience in mind: In some cities around the UK, registered electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF don’t have to pay congestion or low emission zone charges, saving you money when entering busy parts of the city.

As the market for electric vehicles grows, so does the number of charging points available.

Charging your electric vehicle is convenient with most public car parks as well as supermarkets[1] featuring charging points so you can charge your car while you do your weekly shop.

The Nissan LEAF features a large boot capacity, perfect if you are travelling with a wheelchair, pets or luggage, or if you need adaptations such as a hoist or lift.

The Intelligent Rear-View Mirror[2] gives you a clear view of behind the vehicle with minimal glare, and the telescopic steering wheel also enables ease while driving with the ability to adjust it to different heights and positions.

Intelligent vehicles

Nissan’s cutting-edge technology allows you to enjoy your drive with zero tailpipe emissions. Without an engine, the 100% electric battery power allows you to appreciate the joys of quieter driving, with a smoother and more serene ride. 

The latest 100% electric Nissan LEAF available on the Motability Scheme features a 40kWh battery with a range of up to 168 miles, a range which most drivers would agree is within their weekly travel distance[3].  

If you do need to charge on the go, you can use the LEAF’s NissanConnect menu on your navigation screen to find the closest public charging station[4].

The LEAF is equipped with Nissan ProPILOT, an Advanced Driver Assist technology which helps with lane discipline, the system can adapt your speed and even bring you to a complete stop in heavy traffic.

ProPILOT Park can also help you park in tricky spaces, gently manoeuvring your Nissan LEAF into a space whilst controlling the steering[5].

Along with ProPILOT, the LEAF also features Around View Monitor[6]. This technology utilises four cameras to provide a 360° ‘birds-eye’ view of your vehicle and its surroundings, helping you to park with confidence and manoeuvre into parking spots with more ease.

The e-Pedal is unique to LEAF and allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only one pedal, making driving simpler and more engaging. It also greatly reduces the need to shift from one pedal to another while in city traffic. 

The Nissan LEAF Acenta is currently available on the Motability Scheme from just £299 Advance Payment[7].

If you’re looking for a more spacious vehicle with either 5 or 7 seats, the 100% electric e-NV200 Combi’s versatility makes it stand out from the crowd in the EV market: providing choice for families who require more space in their vehicle. 

Its battery pack is cleverly situated in the floor of the vehicle which means that passenger space is not compromised. It also means that the Nissan e-NV200 has a low centre of gravity, delivering smooth and secure handling while taking you through each twist and turn comfortably.

With rapid charging which takes just 40-60 minutes[8] and a range of up to 187 miles[9] you can set out on your journey with peace of mind and enjoy the ride. 

The Nissan e-NV200 Evalia 40kWh 5 seat is currently available on the Motability scheme from just £2,999 Advance Payment7.

Find out more about the LEAF and e-NV200 Combi now. 


[1] https://www.zap-map.com/supermarket-ev-charge-point-numbers-double-in-two-years/  
[2] Standard on Tekna grade.
[3] Laminated lithium-ion LEAF 40kWh battery with 168 miles range. WLTP figures shown are for comparability purposes. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on factors such as the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted after registration, weather conditions, driving style and vehicle load
[4] NissanConnect standard on Acenta grade and above. NissanConnect should only be used when the vehicle is parked safely. Use of the system should always be in accordance with the rules of the Highway Code. Drivers should only use the system when it is safe to do so. Users should be aware of the potential for hands-free technology to distract attention from the road, which could impact on having full control of the vehicle. For compatible devices, please visit www.nissan.co.uk/ownership/nissan-infotainment-system/nissanconnect-services.html
[5] ProPILOT standard on Tekna and e+ Tekna grades, optional on N-Connecta and e+ N-Connecta grades. ProPILOT is an Advanced Driver Assist technology but cannot prevent collisions. ProPILOT is intended for “Eyes on/Hands On” for highways only (road separated by barriers). It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be able to take control of the vehicle at any time.
[6] Standard on N-Connecta grade and above. You should not rely solely on driver convenience features. Some features may not work in all conditions and circumstances. Speed and other limitations apply. For terms and conditions relating to Nissan technologies please visit www.nissan.co.uk/techterms.
[7] Eligibility criteria applies. Please visit motability.co.uk
[8] Figures quoted are for 40kWh e-NV200 battery. Time dependent on charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Indicated rapid charging time requires use of a CHAdeMO rapid charger. Rapid charge capability standard on Acenta grade and above.
[9] Laminated lithium-ion 40kWh battery with 187 range. WLTP figures shown are for comparability purposes. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on factors such as the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted after registration, weather conditions, driving style and vehicle load. > on this point we could consolidate with the above LEAF disclaimer as follows: Laminated lithium-ion e-NV200 40kWh battery with 187 range. LEAF 40kWh battery with 168 mile range. WLTP figures shown are for comparability purposes. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on factors such as the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted after registration, weather conditions, driving style and vehicle load.