Nissan Electric Vehicles & Nissan LEAF FAQs

Nissan Electric Vehicles

While you understandably want to do your part to protect the environment, you also have essential transportation needs. Upgrading to an electric vehicle is the ideal solution. Nissan has been a leader in the EV revolution since its release of the LEAF in 2010, and it has bold plans to produce more EV models over the next decade. At Suburban Nissan of Farmington Hills, we know that switching to an electric vehicle can seem intimidating, and we want to support you with this exciting transition. These are some of the more common questions that our EV shoppers have when starting their search.

What Are the Benefits of a Nissan EV?

Nissan electric vehicles use battery power rather than fossil fuels. Because of this, they do not produce emissions. When you drive an EV, you will not need to regularly make special stops at the gas station. Instead, you can charge your car at home overnight. Paying for electricity to charge an EV is often more affordable than paying for fuel for a gas-powered vehicle. Plus, you may qualify for tax incentives if you purchase an EV.

What EV Models Are Currently Available?

The Nissan LEAF is a popular hatchback EV. It is now in its second generation, and it has modern appeal from end to end. Depending on the trim level selected, the LEAF ranges up to 226 miles and produces up to 214 horsepower. The Nissan Ariya is a crossover SUV that will be available in 2023. It has a range of up to 300 miles and generates 238 horsepower.

How Much Money Can You Save By Driving an Electric Vehicle?

Gas prices fluctuate dramatically and vary by location. In addition, driving behaviors differ from driver to driver. With these factors in mind, it is not possible to estimate savings firmly. However, because of the low and stable price of electricity in most areas, you can expect to enjoy some level of savings and easier budgeting when you switch to an EV.

How Do You Charge Your Nissan EV?

Nissan EV batteries can be charged in two ways. When you decelerate while driving, the battery may be recharged somewhat through regenerating braking. This means that the kinetic energy produced by the brakes is turned into energy for the battery. The majority of the power for your EV’s battery will come from a power outlet or wall unit at home. A 110-volt household power outlet can be used, or you can upgrade to a 240-volt wall-charging unit. While you are out, you can recharge your battery at a public charging station.

Do you need more information about the LEAF, the Ariya, and other upcoming EV models? Suburban Nissan of Farmington Hills is your trusted source for more details on these models and for assistance with your next EV purchase.