Nissan Leaf will be $5,000 less expensive than the Tesla Model 3

There are quite a few options coming to the table in the ‘budget’ EV price range, namely the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt. According to, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will start at just $29,990 in the S trim and will produce 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at 3,433 pounds, the Leaf shouldn’t be too hefty to accelerate at a decent rate and with a 40 kWh battery capactity, should provide a better range than the previous leaf which came with just a 30 kWh unit.

The Leaf is slated to debut in the US on September 5th 2017: