Our love for our long-term 2018 Nissan Leaf has not diminished after more than 10,000 miles behind the wheel and neither, it appears, has the battery’s ability to hold a charge.

The 40-kWh lithium ion battery has averaged 151.4 miles per charge over the course of 10,033 miles, four tenths of a mile better than the EPA range the car had when new. It has apparently not lost any range, either, as the most recent charge was good for 151.8 miles. This is not the even-newer Leaf PLUS, with a 60-kWh battery good for 226 miles of range. The Leaf PLUS will surely open up the Leaf to even more buyers. But for our needs in Greater Southern California, the 40-kWh 2018 Leaf has us covered.

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