When the 2016 Nissan LEAF rolled into showrooms around the country it started at a base price of under $30,000 and the least expensive version had a 24 kWh battery inside. The catch was that the base battery pack delivered only 84 miles of range per charge. With the year’s end approaching, Nissan has discontinued the LEAF S, the base model of the car.
This means that the only battery pack you can get in a LEAF is now the 30 kWh pack that offers up to 107 miles of driving range. The change also means that the starting price for the car is now $32,450. That is a significant bump from the $29,860 you could buy a LEAF for previously.
To help soften the blow that comes with such a price bump, Nissan notes that the Quick Charging Package is now standard on the LEAF SV and SL. The LEAF is expected to get a complete overhaul for 2018. It will need one to keep up with the Chevy Bolt, and its crazy-good 238 mile driving range.
Source:: 95 Octane