Nissan LEAF’s running cost is nearly half of gasoline-powered car's

Updated Jul 27, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Plus, a summary of the EV's maintenance cost within five years of ownership.

The country is slowly picking up the pace of the electric vehicle (EV) market with the addition of various EV models from different car brands. One of which is the Nissan LEAF which made its way to the local market last May 2021. It is recognized globally as one of the best-selling EVs alongside the Tesla Model 3 and Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.

Nissan LEAF front view

Nissan LEAF EV

Since the Nissan LEAF is still a relatively new car in the local market, Nissan Philippines decided to showcase some of the EV’s capabilities that can better ease one’s car ownership experience. Starting with the model’s low running cost that is said to be nearly half of gasoline-powered cars.

In a test run conducted by the Meralco Power Lab, Nissan’s EV entry can be fully charged for Php 363.40 only, which is generally five times less than paying for a full tank for most cars on the road powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE).

Nissan LEAF rear view

It expanded Nissan's lineup in the country

And in one full charge, the LEAF can travel up to 311 kilometers. This should be more than enough for one-week use including weekday commutes, grocery runs, and a quick trip to a relative/friend’s house. Owners will just have to allot 18.5 hours to fully charge the EV (7.5 hours using the optional Wall Box Charger).

Nissan LEAF Low Running Cost data

Nissan LEAF Low Running Cost

The next benefit of owning the Nissan LEAF is its low maintenance costs. According to Nissan Philippines, the maintenance cost of owning its EV is 23 percent less than the cost of a midsize sedan. Moreover, the model’s parts can cost up to 39 percent less than that of ICE-powered cars.

Lastly, Nissan Philippines is offering the LEAF’s battery with an 8-year or 160,000 km warranty and a 3-year or 100,000 km vehicle warranty, whichever comes first. With these benefits and after-sales programs, one can say that Nissan’s EV is a good investment in the long run.

Nissan LEAF Maintenance Cost data

Nissan LEAF Maintenance Cost

The Nissan LEAF comes with a sticker price of Php 2,798,000. It is available at the following EV dealerships: Nissan Mantrade Makati, Nissan Otis, Nissan Cebu South-V. Rama, Nissan Tagum, and Nissan Matina.

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Know more about Nissan LEAF 2024

Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF 2023 Philippines is a 5-door hatchback fitted with an all-electric powertrain. It is offered in the Philippines with one variant only which is priced at Php 1,998,000. Powering this electric vehicle (EV) is a synchronous electric motor capable of generating 148 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. A 40-kWh lithium-ion battery is used, which aids the model's 311 km range. Only a single-speed gear reduction system is utilized to exclusively send power to the front wheels.

Dimensions-wise, the LEAF has a length of 4,490 mm, a width of 1,788 mm, and a height of 1,540, with ground clearance and wheelbase rated at 155 mm and 2,700 mm, respectively. This is the first and only commercially-available EV in the country. But in the all-electric options, the alternatives of Filipino car buyers include the Porsche Taycan, Hyundai Ioniq EV, and BYD E6.

₱ 1,998,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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