Nissan Leaf

ALL TIME RANK
7
The Nissan Leaf is New Zealand's 7th best selling full electric vehicle (sold new) - see top 10

The Nissan Leaf is NZ’s most popular full electric used import. Around 80 vehicles were sold new between 2012 and 2015, but were undercut by used imports. Nissan did not re-supply new Leaf’s until the next generation (ZE1) in 2019.

Variations

Nissan Leaf (24kWh)

Range

Based on WLTP cycle

115kms

Battery

24kWh

Price

Excludes On Road Costs

$6,550-$26,550*$10,000-$30,000
Body TypeHatchback
Acceleration11.9 seconds (0-100 km/h)
Power80 kW

NZ’s most popular used import EV. The Nissan Leaf was first registered in NZ in 2011, with an upgrade to the vehicle in late-2012. From 2016-2017 the 30 kWh battery became available.

Range is highly variable due to the level of battery wear. Don’t expect to get more than 125 km range from a 24 kWh Leaf. Generally the older the vehicle, the lower range.

The best use case for an older Leaf is as a city or urban-only car. Leafs do have DC charging capability but charge time and charging infrastructure make it a poor choice for regional travel.

See more at https://samholford.github.io/leafguide/

Nissan Leaf (30kWh)

Range

Based on WLTP cycle

145kms

Battery

30kWh

Price

Excludes On Road Costs

$15,550-$31,550*$19,000-$35,000
Body TypeHatchback
Acceleration11.9 seconds (0-100 km/h)
Power80 kW

In 2016 a 30 kWh battery version of the Leaf replaced the older 24 kWh versions. This provided a slightly longer range. Nissan New Zealand did not sell these vehicles, and all of them are used imports.

Range is entirely dependent on the battery state of health.

Nissan Leaf

Range

Based on WLTP cycle

270kms

Battery

40kWh

Price

Excludes On Road Costs

$53,365*$61,990
Body TypeHatchback
Acceleration7.9 seconds (0-100 km/h)
Power110 kW

Nissan Leaf E+

Range

Based on WLTP cycle

385kms

Battery

62kWh

Price

Excludes On Road Costs

$61,365*$69,990
Body TypeHatchback
Acceleration6.9 seconds (0-100 km/h)
Power160 kW

*Clean car rebate applied.

Registered per Year or Month (NZ)

Data shown for all Nissan Leaf variations combined including both NZ New and Used import registrations.

  • Monthly
  • Yearly

Total Registered (NZ)

Breakdown of Submodels

How many units of each major model variation (NZ new) have been registered to date.

Raw submodel dataUnits
LEAF 110KW/EV/FD255
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LEAF 160KW/EV/FD33
TECKNA 110KW/EV/CVT4

NZ New vs Used Import

NZ NEW

2.7%374

USED IMPORT

97.3%13297
About the data

Data is from all vehicles entered in the NZ Motor Vehicle Register open data obtained from Waka Kotahi. It is not the size of the current fleet, as some vehicles may subsequently be cancelled or de-registered. Raw submodel names are inconsistent, so for the pie charts the data has been 'fixed' to show more meaningful submodel names.