By Stewart Smith on 2016-11-08 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Nissan Leaf in the
NISSAN is one of the car manufacturers who are leading the drive for electric powered motors and its Leaf model is one of the biggest sellers.
Now it has unveiled a special version named Leaf Black for sale in Europe with the first 1,000 customers being given a free Wi-Fi hotspot capable of powering up to eight devices.
The Leaf Black in based on Nissan's existing Acenta grade, and comes with stylish exterior additions include 16-in black alloy wheels, LED headlamps, illuminated entry guards, privacy glass, black door mirror caps and black rear roof spoiler. Blue-stitched mats give the interior a premium finish.
It also comes with the version of the advanced NissanConnect EV telematics system and its innovative around view monitor technology as standard.
Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: "The Nissan LEAF Black Edition offers our customers stylish, premium design in an affordable mass-market 100 per cent electric vehicle. We are committed to delivering innovation that excites and this vehicle does just that."
Launched in 2010, the Nissan LEAF was the first mass-market electric vehicle. The latest 30kWh version gives drivers up to 155 miles.
Since the Nissan LEAF first went on sale in 2010, almost 240,000 units have been sold globally, with 64,000 of these on Europe's roads; making it the world's best-selling electric vehicle.
The special edition will be on sale from March 2017 until August and prices have yet to be announced.
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