Nissan LEAF
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
10.0 10 Clean Air Index
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8.5 10 Energy Efficiency Index
Laboratory TestsHCCONOxPN
9.09Cold test*
3.03Warm test#
3.03Eco Mode#
3.03Sport Mode#
Road test
7.07On-Road Drive*
* Adapted regulatory test # Additional Green NCAP tests
  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor


The LEAF produces no pollutant or greenhouse gases as it burns no fuel. Accordingly, its declared CO₂ value is zero.

Laboratory TestsEnergy EfficiencyConsumption
10.010Cold test*17.1kWh100 km
3.03Warm test*15.4kWh100 km
3.03Eco Mode#15.2kWh100 km
3.03Sport Mode#15.4kWh100 km
10.010Highway#22.9kWh100 km
ConsumptionElectrical energy
Average consumption17.2kWh100 km
Worst-case consumption22.9kWh100 km
* Adapted regulatory test # Additional Green NCAP tests
  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor


The LEAF, like other electric vehicles, scores highly in Green NCAP's test of energy efficiency.

Greenhouse Gases**

Cold test*
Warm test#
Eco Mode#
Sport Mode#
**For indication only. The assessment of greenhouse gases does not currently form part of the rating.


  • Year of Publication 2019
  • Tested Car SJNFAAZE1U003XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Mass 1,505 kg
  • Engine Power/Torque 110 kW/340 Nm
  • Tyres 215/50R17
  • Published CO2 0 g/km

Our verdict

The second-generation Nissan LEAF, introduced in 2017, is a pure electric vehicle, powered by a 40 kWh battery. As with all electric cars, the LEAF scores maximum points for Clean Air, as it does not burn any fuel and does not produce any gaseous emissions. The car has an eco-mode but, in Green NCAP’s tests, this had no noticeable decrease in energy consumption over the standard setting. Energy consumption increased significantly in the high-load highway test but was still well within Green NCAP’s lower limits. The LEAF’s average and maximum energy consumption both exceed that of the similarly sized Hyundai Ioniq, tested by Green NCAP earlier in 2019. The LEAF is equipped with 'e-pedal'. With a push of a button the driver can activate one-pedal driving that makes use of strong regenerative braking. In this mode the pedal acts as accelerator and brake.