About the LEAF

The Nissan LEAF is the best selling electric vehicle in the UK, and we'd say there are two very good reasons for this; it's probably the most affordable family EV on the market, and it's a pretty great car.


Size-wise it's somewhere between the Micra and the Qashqai, meaning there's good boot space and a decent amount of legroom in the back. By all accounts it's a very comfortable drive and the battery range is sufficient for the majority of families.


Aside from the drive quality, the LEAF is the perfect environmental car.
There are some great proof points for this, our favourites include:

  • The sound insulation is made from repurposed clothes that are blended up
    and reconstituted

  • Some of the plastics in the car are made from repurposed waste from
    electrical appliances

  • The seats are formed from a synthetic material made from old PET soda bottles

  • The bumpers are made from old damaged bumpers, broken down into pellets and formed into shiny new ones

Fuel cost comparison


Fuel cost (yearly)

Nissan LEAF

(Pure Electric)

Audi A1



Fuel cost


Driving experience

With smart cruise control and the ability to literally park itself, it’s also the car of choice for anyone interested in being part of the innovative vehicle-to-grid charging pilot, Powerloop.


The Nissan Leaf is good to drive, well equipped, safe and easy to live with


Love love love the way Nissan have sourced sustainable materials for the whole build; the LEAF is an example to all manufacturers.

Liberty Hanson 

Octopus Electric Vehicles

*All cost comparisons are based on driving 8000 miles per year, charging at home from an empty battery to a full one, for an Octopus Energy customer on Octopus Go, the tariff designed for EV drivers. If you regularly use charging networks this might be slightly different

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