Explained: Why The Same Electric Car Has Different Ranges In Different Countries

Here’s one for ya. Why does the current Nissan LEAF, with a 30 kilowatt-hour battery pack, sell in the U.S. with an advertised range of 107 miles per charge, while a seemingly identical car sold in the UK is advertised as having a 155 mile range, and in Japan as having a 174 miles?

Is it because of some weird change in design? Is one car more powerful and thus less efficient than the other? Or is it something to do with automakers trying to pull the wool over consumers eyes and make a car appear better than it really is?

The answer is no to all of the above, but watch the video above to find out what the real answer is.

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