Nissan Electric Cars
We have a range of electric cars from Nissan available on our all inclusive monthly subscription model. Read on for more info on our range and Nissan’s history in the EV space.
Why you should consider a Nissan electric car
If you’re looking to make the leap into the world of electric cars, one of the major deciding factors for you is likely the cost. However, not all EV manufacturers are pricing out the average driver; one of those being Nissan.
By producing quality, feature-laden EVs that have decent range and fast charge times, all for a highly competitive price, Nissan may just be the introduction to electric cars you’re looking for.
Our range of Nissan electric cars
A brief history of Nissan EVs
Despite having just a small but refined catalogue of modern EVs, Nissan has actually been developing EVs since the 1940s. It produced its first electric car, the TAMA, in 1947, which had a maximum range of 40 miles and a top speed of 21mph – a great car to explore the city.
Throughout the preceding decades, Nissan continued to develop its EV technology, such as the 315X in the 70s with its regenerative braking (which modern EVs also have) and the NUVU in 2008.
However, in 2009 Nissan made its first serious foray into what has become a huge industry. The Nissan LEAF was not only affordable, but didn’t compromise on quality and features, and had great range. When it became available for sale in Europe in late 2010 it became an instant success with drivers looking to transition to electric.
Why are Nissan electric cars so good?
With its EVs, Nissan isn’t trying to be the biggest or even the best – they’re simply producing high-quality cars that are accessible by environmentally and budget-conscious drivers.
The Nissan LEAF has a range of excellent features that don’t reflect the affordable price point. They also offer a 140-mile real-world range and fast charging that can charge the battery from 20% to 80% in around an hour.
For drivers wanting to ditch their petrol and diesel models and embrace the benefits that come with driving electric, Nissan has cemented itself as an excellent introduction to the world of EVs.
Top features of a Nissan EV
We’ve already highlighted that the Nissan LEAF has plenty of features, with each there to make the driving experience more enjoyable, comfortable, and simpler. The top features of a Nissan electric car include:
- Speed-sensitive power steering
- Propilot driver assistant system
- Improved motorway driving thanks to Intelligent Cruise Control
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- A huge boot
How do Nissan EVs compare to its petrol / diesel models?
One of the major advantages of a Nissan EV over its petrol and diesel counterparts is how much cheaper it is to run and maintain. With fewer moving parts inside an EV compared to a standard internal combustion engine, there’s less that can go wrong and fewer parts that need to be replaced.
That means not only is the cost of charging a Nissan electric car less than a tank of petrol, but servicing costs are also cheaper.
All this comes with no negative impact on the enjoyment of the driving experience, or the overall power and performance of the car. In fact, Nissan revealed that EV drivers travel over 370 miles further annually than those with petrol and diesel cars. This proves just how much EV drivers enjoy spending time behind the wheel.
Why driving an EV is great
There are plenty of reasons why driving an electric car is great, and benefits not only you as the driver, but also the environment.
While Nissan produces great petrol and diesel cars, the benefits of an EV mean they’re the perfect choice for drivers looking to make the switch to electric:
- There are far fewer moving parts in an EV, which means maintaining them is cheaper and there’s less that can potentially go wrong
- Charging an EV is quick and simple – by using a rapid charge point, you can charge your EV’s battery to 80% in as little as 20 minutes
- EVs are far kinder to the environment, and by using green energy to charge the battery they can be completely carbon neutral after manufacture
- Compared to petrol and diesel, the cost of charging an EV is considerably cheaper than a tank of fuel
Is a Nissan EV right for you?
Nissan is a brand known for its reliable and affordable cars, which it continues to expand with its range of EVs. If a balance of affordability, technology and performance is what you’re looking for, then a Nissan EV should be high on your list of considerations.
Ready to drive your own Nissan EV?
Does a Nissan sound like your perfect introduction to electric cars? With an EV subscription through elmo, just a single monthly payment includes everything you need, including the car, insurance, MOT, breakdown cover and more. Browse our range of EVs today and make your move to electric an easy one.
How long does it take to charge a Nissan EV?
With rapid charging, it should take around one hour to charge your EV from 20% to 80%.
How do you charge a Nissan electric car?
There are several options available for charging your EV, including a public charging station or a charge point you can install at home. It’s also possible to charge an EV using a standard three-pin plug, however charging to 100% may take around 24 hours.
How much does it cost to charge a Nissan EV?
The cost to fully charge your Nissan EV can vary depending on whether you’re using a public or private charge point. This cost can be between £4 – £28 to charge to 100%, depending on where you plug in.