If you are in the UK, here’s the deal for you. A new electric car is in town. Well, a new old one. You can now put your name down for a Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO — the exclusive launch edition of the next-generation Nissan LEAF. Nissan has just announced the PCP offer for this new LEAF.
Is it time to make the switch to electric that you’ve been longing to make, or perhaps just musing about? You can be one of the first owners of the all-new Nissan LEAF by jumping into a 2.ZERO.
“With a £5,138 customer deposit, combined with £1,000 dealer deposit contribution, monthly payments are just £339 on a 3 year/10,000 annual mileage PCP with 4.49% APR. Those upgrading from an existing LEAF, or other Nissan model on contract purchase, are eligible for an additional £500 deposit contribution to reduce this monthly payment to £324.”
If you are new to EV life (and not living sans home charging), you probably also want to look into your charging options. Nissan has been offering advances for not only one of Europe’s favorite EVs but for charging as well:
“Customers who purchase a LEAF 2.ZERO through eligible sales channels can also apply for the new 7kWh Home Charging Unit (worth £859 or £359 with OLEV grant) at no cost. Customers with existing home charging units who purchase a New LEAF can also receive this upgrade at no cost. Limited to just 1,500 models, the New LEAF 2.ZERO special version is positioned between N-Connecta and the range-topping Tekna grade and is available in two colors – Spring Cloud and Pearl Black.
“Embodying Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, the new model has been reinvented to offer the greater range (235miles (NEDC) on a single charge), dynamic design, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity. “
“The car now comes with a vehicle-to-home (V2H) feature that will come in handy in case of emergency. If you’re not familiar with that, V2H is bi-directional charging capability that allows the Nissan LEAF to charge but also allows it to send power back to your home. What this means is you could feasibly charge somewhere and drive back home to run your home electricity needs from your LEAF.”
The new Nissan LEAF is packed with ingenious technology, including ProPILOT advanced driver assistance for a confident, more comfortable drive. ProPILOT Assist allows the driver to set the cruise control speed and adjusts dynamically to traffic conditions as they change around the vehicle (more or less what Tesla Autopilot does). “If the driver in front of the vehicle slows down quickly, ProPILOT will accordingly decrease the speed of the vehicle to maintain a preset buffer distance (or time) set by the driver.”
ProPILOT can also steer the vehicle and keep it centered in the lane. Nissan continues: “ProPILOT also includes many other active safety features, such as Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Around View Monitor with moving object detection. Also included is ProPILOT Park for fully autonomous parking.”
The new Nissan LEAF’s e-Pedal technology is another pioneering technology that is one step forward in regenerative braking and one-pedal driving, benefits of electric cars that drivers quickly learn to love. Drivers can accelerate, decelerate, and stop using just the e-Pedal — that is, not touching the brake. “e-Pedal technology is the world’s first one-pedal operation that allows drivers to bring the car to a complete stop even on hills, stay in position, and resume driving instantly.”
The 2.ZERO special version is priced at £26,490 including the government grant. Cars will be delivered from the beginning of 2018. Features:
- stylish 17” alloy wheels
- front and rear heated black suede-effect bio-fabric seats
- automatic air conditioning
- NissanConnect EV 7” touchscreen infotainment with six-speaker sound system
- Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Intelligent Driver alertness
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- First Nissan model in Europe to be equipped with Nissan’s autonomous ProPILOT technology and e-Pedal.
I like Prince Harry breaking boundaries and Buckingham Palace potentially going solar, but it’s time to take a hint from Margot Robbie. I’m surprised the royals are not doing their part yet with zero-emissions vehicles. Electric vehicles are a great way to stop creating air pollution. Perhaps add this breakthrough Nissan LEAF to the royal garage?