After completion of five-cycle testing, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the battery-electric Nissan LEAF with an mpg-equivalent rating of 106 city, 92 highway for a combined 99 mpge. The new fuel economy label also notes consumption of 34 kWh per 100 miles.
|EPA fuel economy label for the LEAF. Click to enlarge.|
Projected annual electric cost is $561. The label also puts the LEAF as best in the mid-size car class in terms of fuel economy, greenhouse gas emissions, and emissions of criteria pollutants.
In addition, the fuel economy label displays a charging time of seven hours on a 240V charge and a driving range of 73 miles, based on the five-cycle tests using varying driving conditions and climate controls. Driving range on the Nissan LEAF, as with all vehicles, varies with real-world driving conditions.
We’re pleased the label clearly demonstrates the Nissan LEAF to be a best-in-class option, reflecting that it’s a pure electric vehicle, uses no gas, has no tailpipe and has zero emissions. The label provides consumers with a tool to compare alternative-fuel vehicles to those with a traditional internal combustion engine and allows them to make an informed purchase decision.—Scott Becker, senior vice president, Finance and Administration, Nissan Americas