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>> Nissan's turning over a new Leaf, or rather one with a longer battery life. It's revamped the electric vehicle it introduced seven years ago and hopes to compete with Tesla's Model 3.>> The Leaf's latest model is indeed a car that carries Nissan's core strength. It is the car that will embody Nissan's intelligent mobility.
>> The Leaf has faced criticism in the past with many disliking its mass market appeal, but Nissan was one of the first to embrace the EV trend and its the world's biggest selling all battery car.>> When the Nissan Leaf first premiered, our competitor said we were crazy.
Yet today almost every automaker is following our lead.>> The new Leaf has a sportier design and automated features. It will be on sale from October in Japan and elsewhere next year from around $29000. It now has a range of 150 miles, a third better than the current model, but maybe not enough.
Industry experts believes a 250 miles range is needed before there is a significant shift to mass market EVs.