Nissan is set to take part in the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month in Las Vegas, and the automaker aims to focus on Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which includes a showcase of its connected system, a fully integrated electric vehicle ecosystem, and several car debuts.

More importantly, Nissan seems to be teasing the arrival of the much anticipated longer-range Leaf, reportedly fitted with a larger 60 kWh battery pack, up from the existing 40 kWh. According to leaked information revealed by electrek, the bigger battery pack will improve the driving range considerably, up from the current 150 miles (241 km) to 225 miles (362 km).

A new 160 kW electric motor and 11 to 22 kW onboard charger are also tipped to make their way into the Leaf, and the new battery pack, which is reportedly equipped with thermal management system, will be supplied by LG Chem instead of AESC (Nissan’s battery cell subsidiary company). More importantly, all those changes could enable a new DC fast-charging rate of about 100 kW, up from the current 50 kW.

With that, performance is also said to improve – the Leaf E-Plus can supposedly sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, which is a full two seconds quicker than the standard Leaf.

Besides the long-range Leaf, Nissan will also debut its all-new, twin electric motor, all-wheel drive Nissan Leaf Nismo RC racing machine and the IMx Kuro concept crossover electric vehicle.

Back at home, the second-generation Leaf had just made its debut at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show, and it’s set to go on sale in mid-2019. In order to qualify for incentives under the current Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) scheme, the Leaf would have to be locally assembled.

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