If you like your motoring to be of the electric, daisy hugging sort, we have good news! There’s a new Nissan Leaf. Or should we say there’s a new edition of it at least. It’s the Black Edition, which will be built in limited numbers. And, dare we say, it looks pretty good. Even if it is missing valves, and cams, and turbos.

The bottom line is that cars like the Leaf are important. We’re not expecting you to like them – we all have our own opinions – but you really should appreciate them. Think about it, the more EVs on the road, the more fuel is left for the cars we love! It’s a good deal!

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Nissan reveals stylish new LEAF Black Edition

So what makes the Black Edition different from the normal Leaf? Well, it’s black for a start. The Leaf is normally seen in White, to demonstrate a crisp, clean image. This one is somewhat more moody. It’s based on the Acenta specification, so it’s brimming with tech. There’s the NissanConnect EV telematic system and advanced safety systems for a start. Oh, and is has the awesome ‘around view’ monitoring system. So you won’t drive it into a wall. Handy.

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Leafy…

Also, the first 1,000 customers will get a free WiFi hotspot built into the car, so the kids can watch as much Spongbob on the iPad as they like. Quiet children are the best kind of children, right?

Yes, the Leaf is getting a bit old in the tooth now, but it has advanced in tech. The latest 30kWh drive system results in 155 miles of range. The newly-added regenerative braking also helps to boost that where possible. It’s a good car. It’s not exciting, but it is important. There’s no denying that.