Nissan’s famous Leaf electric car will now be able to offer you more range. The company updated it back in 2017 and today it has introduced a new version of the Leaf. It’s called the Leaf e+ and can travel 226 miles on a single charge. Nissan says that this represents a 40 percent improvement in range. In the simplest of terms, the car has a bigger battery.
The updated Nissan Leaf that came out in 2017 had a 40kWh battery was good for 150 miles of range. This particular vehicle features a 62kWh battery which pushes the range over the 200 mile threshold.
Authorities say the number of deaths from the record rainfall that hit western Japan last week has reached 200. They say 37 people are still missing and 3 people are showing no vital signs.
By region, Hiroshima Prefecture has the highest death toll. 91 people died there. Sixty people have been reported dead in Okayama Prefecture and 26 in Ehime Prefecture.