Nissan Leaf EV to Reach End of Life by 2025, Says Report

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Nissan’s first zero-emission vehicle has almost run its course, ahead of the automaker’s plans to revamp its EV lineup in the coming years.

Following more than a decade-long run as one of the few electric vehicles (EVs) available, Nissan is looking to phase out its Leaf EV, according to unnamed sources in a report from Automotive News.

The Nissan Leaf was launched in 2010, when few other EVs were available, though it never saw limelight success amongst consumer markets.

Sources said that the Nissan Leaf will likely end by mid-decade, while the automaker plans to replace it with a newer model more in line with modern EVs and driver needs.

While Nissan spokesperson Brian Brockman avoided speculating publicly about the future of the Nissan Leaf, he noted that the EV has seen an uptick in consumer interest given the vehicle’s “value proposition” amongst the larger EV market.

In a statement, Brockman said, “With EVs projected to be 40 percent of Nissan’s U.S. sales volume by 2030, we will offer a lineup of electric vehicles in a variety of segments to meet the growing demands of American customers.”

Despite the move away from the Leaf EV, Nissan plans to spend $17.6 billion on 23 new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) through 2026.