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2019 Nissan Leaf to get 225-mile range?

by Justin King

The company has only confirmed that its new Leaf will deliver at least 200 miles on a single charge.

Nissan's 2019 Leaf might finally catch up with the Chevrolet Bolt's EPA range estimate.

A leaked slide posted by PushEVs shows a range of "225+ miles" for the E-Plus version, powered by a 64-kWh battery supplied by LG Chem. The standard version sticks with a 40-kWh module and 150 miles of range.

If the leak is accurate, the E-Plus edition will also feature faster acceleration, dropping the Leaf's zero-to-62 mph benchmark from 8.4 seconds to 6.5 seconds, thanks to a more powerful motor with 215 horsepower.

Drivers can also expect faster fill-up times via a 100-kW DC fast charging connection, doubling the standard trim's 50-kW capacity.

For reference, the Chevrolet Bolt boasts 238 miles of range and the Tesla Model 3 promises 220 miles on a full charge.