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Electric car batteries degrade over time

While it’s true that batteries lose capacity as they are charged and depleted many times over, new generation lithium-ion batteries are proving much more resilient than expected – losing as little as 10% capacity over 100,000 miles (roughly 12 years of typical UK driving).

That’s why every new Nissan LEAF comes with a three-year/ 60,000-mile basic warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile warranty for any EV components and an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for both 40kWh and 62kWh batteries7.

You can’t use the air-con or heating

While it’s true that excessive use of the air-conditioning or in-car heating takes range from the battery, it’s just a matter of re-thinking how you use it. The NissanConnect Services app – which can be used on compatible smartphones – lets you remotely pre-heat or pre-cool your Nissan LEAF while it’s recharging, so it’s at the right temperature when you get in it without losing any range before you start your trip8. You can also sync navigation, so you can plan every element of your trip before you leave the comfort of your sofa.

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1. Laminated lithium-ion 40kWh battery with up to 168 miles range and e+ 62kWh battery with up to 239 miles range. WLTP figures shown are for comparability purposes. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on factors such as the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted after registration, weather conditions, driving styles and vehicle load.

2. Indicated rapid charging time may vary depending on factors including charging conditions, battery and ambient temperature at point of use and if the battery safeguarding technology is activated. Visit to find out more.