The Leaf e+ boasts a 62kWh battery, a notable increase on the current variant's 40kWh unit, with Nissan promising a range boost of 40 per cent – offering up to 384km on a single charge according to the WLTP cycle.
The higher-capacity battery is paired with an electric motor to produce maximum outputs of 160kW and 340Nm, enabling acceleration that's up to 13 per cent quicker than the current model.
However, the more powerful battery on the Leaf e+ retains the same passive-cooling battery temperature management found on the regular Leaf.
Both the 40kWh and 62kWh Leaf variants use the CHAdeMO charging standard, allowing for vehicle-to-grid power transfer and fast-charging compatibility.
While the 40kWh Leaf is only able to receive up to 50kW of charge, the Leaf e+ has a 100kW peak, allowing for similar charging times to the base model despite the larger battery volume (the regular Leaf can go from 0-80 per cent charge in 60 minutes when using a fast charger).
The bigger battery on the Leaf e+ has also meant a 5mm increase in overall height compared to the current Leaf, but otherwise the car's dimensions remain unchanged.