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Nissan stated in 2015 that until then only 0.01% of batteries, produced since 2010, had to be replaced because of failures or problems and then only because of externally inflicted damage.
Some vehicles have already covered more than 200,000 km (120,000 miles) with no battery problems.
is a compact five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan, introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010, and now in its second generation. Among other awards and recognition, the Nissan Leaf has won the 2010 Green Car Vision Award, the 2011 European Car of the Year, the 2011 World Car of the Year, and the 2011–2012 Car of the Year Japan.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official range for the 2018 model year Leaf is 243 km (151 miles) on a full battery charge.
As a result of the controversy regarding several U. owners reporting premature loss of battery capacity in places with hot climate, Nissan USA announced in January 2012, that it will offer an extended battery warranty on the 2013 model year Leaf which includes 20 model years as well.Under its five-cycle testing, the US Environmental Protection Agency found the 2011 model Leaf's energy consumption to be 21.2 k Wh/100 km (34 k Wh/100 miles) and rated the Leaf combined fuel economy at 99 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent – MPGe – (2.4 L/100 km), with an equivalent 106 mpg Nissan explained that these ratings are not comparable because 2012 and earlier ratings assumed the battery was charged to 100%, but 2013 ratings are an average of the car's two charging modes, Long-Distance Mode, which charges the battery to 100%, and Long-Life Mode, which charges the battery to only 80%.Range in Long-Distance Mode is estimated at 135 km (84 miles).The 2013 Leaf is covered by a "State Of Health" clause which covers gradual capacity loss.This provision allows for the battery pack to either be repaired or replaced if the battery life reduces quicker than anticipated over the eight years warranty period.