2019 Nissan Leaf Plus First Drive Review | Bigger Battery Adds Dimension

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus First Drive Review | Bigger battery adds dimension

SAN DIEGO — The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus is one of those "ask and you shall receive" situations. The company has lagged behind in the range discussion for too long — the redesigned 2018 Leaf has only a 150-mile range, after all. This is plenty for some people, but the competition offers more. Nissan heard the cries, and now we have the Leaf Plus. Hallelujah, right?

Picking out a Leaf Plus from a group of normal Leafs is easiest if you're looking at it from behind. Nissan added a "Plus" badge to the bottom right-hand part of the hatch under the trim designation. Then if you're a true EV sleuth, the lower front bumper lip is painted in a contrasting blue as long as you didn't opt for the dark blue paint option. This looks good on some colors, but a bit disjointed on others. Choose wisely, we'll say.

Nintendo 2ds: Dropping One Dimension, Adding One More Choice

Nintendo 2DS: dropping one dimension, adding one more choiceNintendo caught us all by surprise when it announced its -- all too literally named -- 2DS handheld last week.

It's here now, and will be reaching shelves by October 12th -- just in time to make those Christmas lists. Our list is getting pretty full already though, so we spent a little time with it to see if it could make the cut.

Nissan Leaf Nismo Rc Takes Zero Emission Strategy To A New Dimension

Nissan Leaf Nismo RCThe name on the back panel, just under the massive adjustable rear wing, says Nissan LEAF. The powertrain is an 100 percent zero emission advanced Lithium-ion battery design, just like that found on the world's first affordable mass market electric vehicle. And despite its lack of rear doors, rear seat, trunk, audio system, navigation, carpeting and other amenities, there is a discernable family resemblance.