WATCH: This is the new Nissan Leaf e+

Nissan has been at the forefront of electric cars, pioneering the way for everyone else.

The Japanese automaker has increased range and power with the new Leaf e+.

It features Nissan's newly developed 62kWh battery pack. Compared to the 40kWh unit, power is now increased to 160kW and 340Nm.

The e+ also has an increased range of 384km, and also comes with the automaker's ProPILOT advanced drivinng assistance technology as standard. This means the vehicle can stop, start and keep within its lane on a single-centre lane.

Nissan showed off the beefed-up version of its hit Leaf electric car earlier in January 2019 as the Japanese automaker seeked to distance itself from the arrest of its star executive Carlos Ghosn.

The unveiling at Nissan Motor Co.'s Yokohama headquarters, southwest of Tokyo, had been postponed when Ghosn was arrested on 19 November 2018.

More than 380 000 Nissan Leaf vehicles have been sold globally since its 2010 debut, a tiny fraction of the overall auto market. But many nations such as China are bullish about electric vehicle technology as it allows newcomers in the industry a big chance to succeed.

It is also an ecological technology and can be greatly boosted by government policies.

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