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2022 Nissan Leaf in Ottawa

The 2022 Nissan Leaf has a lot going on, especially with its newly reduced price tag. While its lack of range makes it less practical than other mainstream electric vehicles, it is worth paying extra for.

What's New

As of this year in Ottawa, Nissan is making CHAdeMO quick charging standard on all Leaf models; the SV Plus includes the semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature. However, it has experienced a substantial price drop.

Battery Life, Range, and Charging

2022 Nissan Leaf can be connected to either a 120-volt or 240-volt outlet, although charging times differ significantly between them. When connected to a 240-volt outlet, Nissan states that the standard Leaf's battery and the Leaf Plus' larger battery can both be charged in seven hours.

It is equipped with batteries with a capacity of 40.0-kWh that provide a relatively short range of 149 miles. The Leaf Plus has a larger battery pack that provides a higher range. The S Plus is the best option for the Leaf's maximum capacity of 226 miles since the SL Plus, and SV Plus models have a 215-mile range limit.

Real-World MPGe and Fuel Economy

Over 75 mph highway fuel-economy test route, the SV Plus achieved 98 MPGe, exceeding its EPA highway rating of 94 MPGe. This test saw a range of only 180 miles, far below the EPA's claim of 215 miles. See the EPA's website for more details on the 2022 Nissan Leaf's fuel economy.

Cargo, Interior, and Comfort

Despite a large amount of black plastic, the cabins of the Leaf S and SVs are well-finished and uniform, preventing them from appearing cheap. With the SL model, the interior has a soft gray leather look that is more comfortable and stylish than the regular model. Seats in this car are as comfortable as La-Z-Boy; rear seats are spacious enough to accommodate adults as well.

Safety and Driver-assistance Features

Across the lineup, Nissan's Safety Shield 360 suite of driver-assistance features is standard, and its ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous mode is included in the Technology package on SV, SV Plus, and SL trims.

EV Power, Performance, and Motor

The Leaf's standard electric motor generates 147 horsepower; the 40.0-kWh battery powers the car. The Leaf Plus comes with a more robust electric motor, 214 hp, and a larger battery, 62.0 kWh.

Using the Leaf's e-Pedal, the driver can switch between the two regenerative braking modes, including a mode that allows you to coast while letting off the gas and the second mode slows the car when the driver takes his foot off the accelerator and stores that energy in its battery.

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