2016 Nissan Leaf S Sheds the 24 kWh Battery, Gets New 30 kWh Pack and Bumped Price

Price goes over the psychological $30,000 limit

One of the appealing features of the 2016 Nissan Leaf S was its entry-level price tag, situated under the $30,000. As we said, was.

Nissan has silently ditched the 24 kWh battery pack offered by the Leaf S and decided to upgrade the hardware to a 30 kWh battery like it did earlier this year for the Leaf SV and SL models, which now saw an EPA-rated range increase from 84 to 107 miles.

With the older electricity-generating bric-à-brac out of the way, the entry-level Nissan Leaf S will also feature the Quick Charge Package as a standard feature, according to Green Car Reports.

The same outlet cites a Nissan North America PR representative who also confirms the EV's starting price: $32,450, before any incentives.

However, those in for a (now discontinued) 24-kWh Nissan Leaf will be assisted in the search and acquisition process by a Nissan dealership.

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