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Nissan Expands Range of New Leaf with Bigger Battery

Nissan has introduced its next generation Leaf with improved battery capacity of 30 kWh, facilitating the car to have an EPA-estimated range of 107 miles on a single charge.

The new mile range is 27% more than what the 2015 model featuring 24 kWh battery which Nissan claims to be the best in class.

The new battery will be standard for the SV and SL models of the Leaf, and Leaf S, which is the lowest-end model, will feature 24 kWh battery to offer 84-mile range.

The 2016 model will be offered in three new exterior colors, which includes Forged Bronze, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl.

The SV model will be available for a starting price of $26,700 after the federal tax credit of $7,500, and the SL model will be sold for $29,290 SL after the federal tax credit.

The Internal Revenue Code Section 30D provides a credit for Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicles including passenger vehicles and light trucks in order to boost the adoption of green vehicles.

Nissan Electric Vehicle sales & marketing director Andrew Speaker said: "The new battery is just one of several enhancements for the 2016 LEAF.

"We're also bringing audio and connectivity upgrades by adding NissanConnect with Mobile Apps with 5.0-inch color display as standard features for LEAF S models, and for SV and SL grades we are offering NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps-featuring a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control and Nissan Voice Recognition as standard features."

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