The new Nissan Leaf is the everyman EV

You could forgive the Nissan Leaf for feeling overlooked in the electric car segment. Tesla may get the lion’s share of the attention, particularly over the past eighteen months with the Model 3, but it’s Nissan’s far more affordable EV that has become the world’s best-seller. Now, there’s a brand new Leaf, completely reworked to reflect the changes in the electric vehicle landscape since the original debuted back in 2010.

The design is more mature than the toy-town esthetic of the old Leaf, closer to a regular internal combustion car in Nissan’s line-up than an electric oddity. With EVs now in the mainstream that probably makes a lot more sense: not everybody wants to wear their green credentials so prominently on their sleeve, after all.

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